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Kanji 54: 後

Meaning:

In Japanese, 後 means “back, after or behind”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiうし、あと
Onyomiご、こう

How to write it:


Origin:

You can see a rope clinging to the foot, so the man can not walk fast, he will be behind others.
So 後 stands for “behind, back or after”.


Development:


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaning
Basicあとafter
Basic後ろうしろback
Basic午後ごごafternoon
Basic最後さいごlast
Inter今後こんごfrom now on
Inter戦後せんごafter the war
Inter前後ぜんごfront and back
Inter以後いごafterwards
Inter後半こうはんthe last half
Inter直後ちょくごright after
Inter背後はいごbehind
Inter後者こうしゃthe latter
Inter後悔こうかいregret
Inter死後しごafter death
Inter後期こうきlate
Inter後方こうほうbackward
Adv後継こうけいsuccessor
Adv後退こうたいrecession
Adv後日ごじつat a later date
Adv後述こうじゅつas stated below
Adv後輩こうはいjunior
Adv老後ろうごold age
Adv後部こうぶrear end
Adv後ろ姿うしろすがたback view
Adv食後しょくごafter meal
Adv後援こうえんsponsorship
Adv後任こうにんsuccessor
H_Adv後回しあとまわしpostpone
H_Adv後ろめたいうしろめたいguilty
H_Adv産後さんごpostpartum
H_Adv後押しあとおしpushing
H_Adv明後日あさってday after tomorrow
S_Adv後発こうはつlatecomer
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One thought on “Kanji 54: 後

  1. 机の後ろが見て!Look behind the desk.
    クレア:ゾンビはドアの後ろにいる!(There’s a zombie behind that Door)
    ジル:はい、殺そう!(Right, let kill it)

    ビヨナ: 果物が好きだよ. I like fruits.
    レベッカ: 欲しいか?牧草地の後ろにある。Do you want them? There are behind the grasslands.

    午後< Afternoon.
    このレストランは午前から午後まで日本の料理をする。This restaurant serves Japanese cuisine from Morning to Afternoon.

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