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[先後] xiānhòu early or late
priority
in succession
one after another

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        Xiānsheng/xiānsheng, Mister (Mr.), teacher/husband/doctor (dialect)/CL:位[wèi]
        xiān, early/prior/former/in advance/first
        shǒuxiān, first (of all)/in the first place
        lǐngxiān, [領先], to lead/to be in front
        shìxiān, in advance/before the event/beforehand/prior
        xiānjìn, [先進], advanced (technology)/to advance
        xiānzhī, prophet
        yōuxiān, [優先], priority
        zǔxiān, ancestor/forebears
        xiānqián, before/previously
        yuánxiān, former/original
        zuìxiān, (the) very first
        yùxiān, [預先], beforehand/in advance
        xiānlì, antecedent/precedent
        
        qiǎngxiān, [搶先], to rush (to do sth urgent)/to try to be the first/to forestall
        zǎoxiān, previously/before
        qǐxiān, at first/in the beginning
        xiānfēng, [先鋒], vanguard/pioneer
        xiānqū, [先驅], pioneer
        xiānxíng, to precede others/in advance
        xiānhòu, [先後], early or late/priority/in succession/one after another
        
        xiānlìng, shilling (loanword)
        yáoyáolǐngxiān, [遙遙領先], a long way in front/to lead by a wide margin
        xiānbèi, [先輩], elders/former generations
        hǎohǎoxiānsheng, Mr Goody-goody/yes-man (sb who agrees with anything)
        xiānfāzhìrén, [先發制人], to gain the initiative by striking first (idiom); to pre-empt/to anticipate/pre-...
        xiāntiānxìng, congenital/intrinsic/innateness
        xiānxiàshǒuwéiqiáng, [先下手為強], strike first and gain the upper hand (idiom, martial arts term); Making the firs...
        shuàixiān, to take the lead/to show initiative
        xiāntiān, inborn/innate/natural
        jiézúxiāndēng, the quick-footed climb up first (idiom)/the early bird catches the worm/first co...
        
        xiānjī, [先機], key moment/decisive opportunity
        
        
        xiānrùwéizhǔ, [先入為主], lit. first impression is strongest
        xiāntóu, [先頭], in advance/ahead/before/previously
        xiānzhào, omen
        xiānqūzhě, [先驅者], pioneer
        
        xiānzǔ, deceased grandfather/ancestry
        yǒuyuēzàixiān, [有約在先], to have a prior engagement
        zhēngxiānkǒnghòu, [爭先恐後], striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
        yīmǎdāngxiān, [一馬當先], to take the lead
        xiānjiànzhīmíng, [先見之明], foresight
        zàixiān, to come first/previous/prior/beforehand/first/formerly
        xiānfù, deceased father/my late father
        xiānfēngduì, [先鋒隊], vanguard
        xiānhé, priority/sth advocated first/refers to ancient tradition: Worship the river firs...
        
        xiānqiǎnduì, [先遣隊], advance party/advance troops
        xiānyàn, [先驗], a priori (philosophy)
        
        xiānjuétiáojiàn, [先決條件], precondition/prerequisite
        xiāndǔwéikuài, [先睹為快], joy of first experience (idiom)/the pleasure of reading sth for the first time
        
        xiānzhīxiānjué, [先知先覺], foresight/having foresight/person of foresight
        kāilùxiānfēng, [開路先鋒], pioneer/trailbreaker
        
        xiānzhǎnhòuzòu, [先斬後奏], first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later
        
        xiānqī, in advance/beforehand/premature/front-end
        
        
        
        xiānshēngduórén, [先聲奪人], to gain the upper hand by a show of strength
        
        xiānlǐhòubīng, [先禮後兵], peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence/jaw-jaw ...
        
        zhēngxiān, [爭先], to compete to be first/to contest first place
        xiānxíngzhě, forerunner
        zhànxiān, [佔先], to take precedence
        
        xiāndǎo, [先導], guide/forerunner/pioneer
        xiānliè, martyr
        
        jìnshuǐlóutáixiāndéyuè, [近水樓臺先得月], the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom)/to benefit from...
        
        xiānjué, [先決], prerequisite/precondition
        
        
        
        
        
        gǎnwéirénxiān, [敢為人先], to dare to be first/to pioneer (idiom)
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        wèilǎoxiānshuāi, to age prematurely
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        ránhòu, [然後], after/then (afterwards)/after that/afterwards
        Hòu/hòu, [後], surname Hou, empress/queen, back/behind/rear/afterwards/after/later
        zuìhòu, [最後], final/last/finally/ultimate
        zhīhòu, [之後], afterwards/following/later/after
        yǐhòu, [以後], after/later/afterwards/following/later on/in the future
        hòumian, [後面], rear/back/behind/later/afterwards
        hòulái, [後來], afterwards/later
        hòuhuǐ, [後悔], to regret/to repent
        bèihòu, [背後], behind/at the back/in the rear/behind sb's back
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        hòuguǒ, [後果], consequences/aftermath
        huánghòu, empress/imperial consort
        shāohòu, [稍後], in a little while/in a moment/later on
退         hòutuì, [後退], to recoil/to draw back/to fall back/to retreat
        shēnhòu, [身後], posthumous/one's social background/behind the body
        hòubèi, [後備], reserve/backup
        mùhòu, [幕後], behind the scenes
        hòumén, [後門], the back door/fig. under the counter (indirect way for influence or pressure)/an...
        hòutái, [後台]/[後臺], backstage, backstage/the area behind a theatrical stage/backstage supporter
        hòuyuàn, [後院], rear court/back garden/backyard (also fig.)
        luòhòu, [落後], to fall behind/to lag (in technology etc)/backward/to retrogress
        jīnhòu, [今後], hereafter/henceforth/in the future/from now on
        suíhòu, [隨後], soon after
        wǎnghòu, [往後], from now on/in the future/time to come
        jiǔhòu, [酒後], after drinking/under the influence of alcohol
        hòubèi, [後背], the back (human anatomy)/the back part of sth
        hòuzuò, [後座], empress's throne/(fig.) first place in a feminine competition, back seat/pillion
        hòuyuán, [後援], reinforcement/back-up/supporting force
        hòudài, [後代], posterity/later periods/later ages/later generations
        wánghòu, queen/CL:個|个[gè],位[wèi]
        guòhòu, [過後], after the event
        shìhòu, [事後], after the event/in hindsight/in retrospect
        hòuwèi, [後衛], rear guard/backfield/fullback
        
        qiánhòu, [前後], around/from beginning to end/all around/front and rear
        hòuzhě, [後者], the latter
        cǐhòu, [此後], after this/afterwards/hereafter
        hòubian, [後邊], back/rear/behind
        hòutou, [後頭], behind/in the back/the rear side/later/in future
        zhànhòu, [戰後], after the war/post-war
        hòupái, [後排], the back row
        hòuyì, [後裔], descendant
        hòutiān, [後天], the day after tomorrow/post-natal/acquired (not innate)/a posteriori
        hòufāng, [後方], the rear/far behind the front line
        
        hòunǎosháo, [後腦勺], back of the head
        hòuxù, [後續], follow-up/(dialect) to remarry
        hòuqī, [後期], late stage/later period
        
        wǔhòu, [午後], afternoon
        
        
        hòuqín, [後勤], logistics
        hòuyízhèng, [後遺症], (medicine) sequelae/residual effects/(fig.) repercussions/aftermath
        xiānhòu, [先後], early or late/priority/in succession/one after another
        shànhòu, [善後], to deal with the aftermath (arising from an accident)/funeral arrangements/repar...
        hòuhuìyǒuqī, [後會有期], I'm sure we'll meet again some day. (idiom)/Hope to see you again.
        
        zuìhòutōngdié, [最後通牒], ultimatum
        hòudùn, [後盾], support/backing
        rìhòu, [日後], sometime/someday (in the future)
        hòushìjìng, [後視鏡], rearview mirror
        hòurén, [後人], later generation
        
        hòunǎo, [後腦], hindbrain/back of the head
        tuōhòutuǐ, [拖後腿], to impede/to obstruct/to hold back
        hòushì, [後事], future events/and what happened next... (in fiction)/funeral arrangements
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        hòuchè, [後撤], to pull back (an army)/to retreat
        érhòu, [而後], after that/then
        tàihòu, Empress Dowager
        hòukōngfān, [後空翻], backward somersault/backflip
        hòulù, [後路], escape route/retreat route/communication lines to the rear/alternative course of...
        
        hòuchén, [後塵], lit. trailing dust/fig. sb's footsteps/course in life
        zǒuhòumén, [走後門], lit. to enter by the back door/fig. to gain influence by pull or unofficial chan...
        
        chǎnhòu, [產後], postnatal
        qíhòu, [其後], next/later/after that
        hòuqǐzhīxiù, [後起之秀], an up-and coming youngster/new talent/a brilliant younger generation
        
        jiǎohòugēn, [腳後跟], heel
        mǎhòupào, [馬後炮]/[馬後砲], lit. firing after the horse/fig. belated action/giving advice in hindsight, lit....
        
        hòushì, [後世], later generations
        hòumā, [後媽], (coll.) stepmother
        kōngqiánjuéhòu, [空前絕後], unprecedented and never to be duplicated/the first and the last/unmatched/unique
        hòugōng, [後宮], harem/chambers of imperial concubines
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        hòushēng, [後生], young generation/youth/young man
        
        
        hòuzuò, [後坐], recoil (of a gun)/backlash
        hòuhuǐmòjí, [後悔莫及], too late for regrets (idiom); It is useless to repent after the event.
        
        hòubèi, [後輩], younger generation
        zhēngxiānkǒnghòu, [爭先恐後], striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
        kāihòumén, [開後門], to open the back door/fig. under the counter/to do a secret or dishonest deal/to...
        dúhòugǎn, [讀後感], impression of a book/opinion expressed in a book review
        
        
        
        hòulún, [後輪], rear wheel
        zhìzhīnǎohòu, [置之腦後], to banish from one's thoughts/to ignore/to take no notice
        hòugùzhīyōu, [後顧之憂], fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of act...
        
        hòuláijūshàng, [後來居上], lit. late-comer lives above (idiom); the up-and-coming youngster outstrips the o...
        
        hòuzuòlì, [後坐力], recoil (of a gun)/backlash/reactive force
        
        
        
        hòupà, [後怕], lingering fear/fear after the event/post-traumatic stress
        hòuzhuì, [後綴], suffix (linguistics)
        qiányīnhòuguǒ, [前因後果], cause and effects (idiom); entire process of development
        zhìhòu, [滯後], to lag behind
        
        
        
        dàhòutiān, [大後天], three days from now/day after day after tomorrow
        
        yùhòu, [預後], prognosis
        Xiānhòuzuò, Cassiopeia (constellation)
        
        hòusì, [後嗣], heir/descendant/posterity
        
        qiánpūhòujì, [前仆後繼], one falls, the next follows (idiom); stepping into the breach to replace fallen ...
        hòugài, [後蓋], back cover/shell (of crab etc)
        
        
        
        hòuyāo, [後腰], lower back
        hòujìn, [後進], less advanced/underdeveloped/lagging behind/the younger generation/the less expe...
        hòubèijūn, [後備軍], rearguard
        sīqiánxiǎnghòu, [思前想後], to consider past cause and future effect (idiom); to think over the past and fut...
        ānqiánmǎhòu, [鞍前馬後], to follow everywhere/to always be there for sb at their beck and call
        xiānzhǎnhòuzòu, [先斬後奏], first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later
        qiánfùhòujì, [前赴後繼], to advance dauntlessly in wave upon wave (idiom)
        
        
        cháyúfànhòu, [茶餘飯後], leisure time (over a cup of tea, after a meal etc)
        
        
        hòuyuànqǐhuǒ, [後院起火], a fire in one's backyard/conflict close to home
        hòuhuà, [後話], something to be taken up later in speech or writing
        
        guānhòugǎn, [觀後感], impression or feeling after visiting or watching (movies, museums etc)
        ěrhòu, [爾後], henceforth/thereafter/subsequently
        
        
        
        xiānlǐhòubīng, [先禮後兵], peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence/jaw-jaw ...
        
        zhānqiángùhòu, [瞻前顧後], to look forward and back/to consider prudently/overcautious
        zhìzhīsǐdìérhòushēng, [置之死地而後生], place sb on a field of death and he will fight to live (common saying based on S...
        liúhòulù, [留後路], to leave oneself a way out
        qiūhòusuànzhàng, [秋後算賬], lit. to settle accounts after autumn/settle scores at an opportune moment (idiom...
        
        hòujìyǒurén, [後繼有人], to have qualified successors to carry on one's undertaking
        shòuhòufúwù, [售後服務], after-sales service
        
        hòumǔ, [後母], stepmother
        hòufù, [後父], stepfather
        
        
        
        hòunián, [後年], the year after next
        jiěfànghòu, [解放後], after liberation (i.e. after the Communist's victory)/after the establishment of...
        hòuzhàng, [後賬], undisclosed account/to settle matters later/to blame sb after the event
        
        
        
        xiēhòuyǔ, [歇後語], saying in which the second part, uttered after a pause or totally left out, is t...
        bóshìhòu, [博士後], postdoc/a postdoctoral position
        
        
        hòuhuànwúqióng, [後患無窮], it will cause no end of trouble (idiom); nip the problem in the bud
        
        
        
        
        
        
        qiánhòuwén, [前後文], context/the surrounding words/same as 上下文
        sǐérhòuyǐ, [死而後已], until death puts an end (idiom); one's whole life/unto one's dying day
        
        hòuyuán, [後緣], trailing edge (of airplane wing)
        
        hòujì, [後記], epilogue/afterword
        
        
        HòuJīn, [後金], Later Jin dynasty (from 1616-)/Manchu Khanate or kingdom that took over as Qing ...
        
        
        
        
        hòutíng, [後庭], backyard/imperial harem/anus
        
        chěhòutuǐ, [扯後腿], to be a drag or hindrance on sb
        wúhòu, [無後], to lack male offspring
        chéngqiánqǐhòu, [承前啟後], to follow the past and herald the future (idiom); part of a historical transitio...
        
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        dàhòunián, [大後年], three years from now/year after year after next year
        huángtàihòu, [皇太後], empress dowager
        yǔhòuchūnsǔn, [雨後春筍], lit. after rain, the spring bamboo (idiom); fig. rapid new growth/many new thing...
        
        
        

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