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[而後] érhòu after that
then

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        ér, and/as well as/and so/but (not)/yet (not)/(indicates causal relation)/(indicates...
        érqiě, (not only ...) but also/moreover/in addition/furthermore
        éryǐ, that's all/nothing more
        érshì, rather
        éryán, with regard to (preceding phrase)
        ránér, however/yet/but
        fǎnér, instead/on the contrary/contrary (to expectations)
        xiǎnéryìjiàn, [顯而易見], clearly and easy to see (idiom); obviously/clearly/it goes without saying
        cóngér, [從而], thus/thereby
        jìnlìérwéi, [盡力而為], to try one's utmost/to strive
        qīngéryìjǔ, [輕而易舉], easy/with no difficulty
        shìérbùjiàn, [視而不見], to turn a blind eye to/to ignore
        pòménérrù, [破門而入], to break the door and enter/to force a door open (idiom)
        tuōyǐngérchū, [脫穎而出], to reveal one's talent (idiom)/to rise above others/to distinguish oneself
        cóngtiānérjiàng, [從天而降], lit. to drop from the sky (idiom)/fig. to appear unexpectedly/to arise abruptly/...
        zìránérrán, involuntary/automatically
        tǐngshēnérchū, to step forward bravely
        zǒngéryánzhī, [總而言之], in short/in a word/in brief
        bàntúérfèi, [半途而廢], to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
        qǔérdàizhī, to substitute for sb/to remove and replace
        shìkěérzhǐ, [適可而止], to stop before going too far (idiom); to stop while one can/don't overdo it/stop...
        yīnér, therefore/as a result/thus/and as a result, ...
        tuōkǒuérchū, [脫口而出], to blurt out/to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
        huáérbùshí, [華而不實], flower but no fruit (idiom); handsome exterior but hollow inside/flashy
        
        érjīn, now/at the present (time)
        jiǎnéryánzhī, [簡而言之], in a nutshell/to put it briefly
        
        cājiānérguò, [擦肩而過], brief encounter/to brush past sb
        bèidàoérchí, [背道而馳], to run in the opposite direction (idiom); to run counter to
        tǐngérzǒuxiǎn, [鋌而走險], to take a risk out of desperation (idiom)
        
        sānsīérhòuxíng, [三思而後行], think again and again before acting (idiom); consider carefully in advance
        érhòu, [而後], after that/then
        xuánérwèijué, [懸而未決], pending a decision/hanging in the balance
        bùcíérbié, [不辭而別], to leave without saying good-bye
        jìnér, [進而], and then (what follows next)
        shíér, [時而], occasionally/from time to time
        
        bùdéérzhī, unknown/unable to find out
        yíngrènérjiě, lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom)/fig. easily solved
        bùyìérfēi, [不翼而飛], to disappear without trace/to vanish all of a sudden/to spread fast/to spread li...
        zhuǎnér, [轉而], conversely/but rather/to turn and (address a topic, face attackers etc)/to turn ...
        
        bùyánéryù, it goes without saying/it is self-evident
        suíyùérān, [隨遇而安], at home wherever one is (idiom); ready to adapt/flexible/to accept circumstances...
        
        
        bùhuānérsàn, [不歡而散], to part on bad terms/(of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
        bùláoérhuò, [不勞而獲], to reap without sowing (idiom)
        jiēzhǒngérlái, [接踵而來], to come one after the other
        héérwéiyī, [合而為一], to merge together (idiom); to unify disparate elements into one whole
        kěxiǎngérzhī, it is obvious that.../as one can well imagine...
        jìér, [繼而], then/afterwards
        
        chéngxūérrù, [乘虛而入], to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse
        
        
        yángchángérqù, [揚長而去], to shake one's sleeve and leave (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        yīsǎoérguāng, [一掃而光], to clear off/to make a clean sweep of
        shīérfùdé, [失而復得], to regain/to lose and win back/to find again/regained
        jìngéryuǎnzhī, [敬而遠之], to show respect from a distance (idiom)/to remain at a respectful distance
        yǒuguòzhīérwúbùjí, [有過之而無不及], not to be inferior in any aspects (idiom)/to surpass/to outdo/(derog.) to be eve...
        jiǔérjiǔzhī, over time/as time passes/in the fullness of time
        
        bùdéyǐérwéizhī, [不得已而為之], to have no other choice/to be the last resort
        sìshìérfēi, apparently right but actually wrong; specious (idiom)
        fǎnqídàoérxíngzhī, to do the very opposite/to act in a diametrically opposite way
        yóuránérshēng, arising involuntarily (idiom); spontaneous/to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
        yīsǎoérkōng, [一掃而空], to sweep clean/to clean out
        zhōuérfùshǐ, [週而復始], lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom); to move in circles/the wheel com...
        hélèérbùwéi, [何樂而不為], What can you have against it? (idiom)/We should do this./Go for it!
        tángérhuángzhī, overt/to make no secret (of one's presence)/grandiose/with great scope
        yīnrénéryì, [因人而異], varying from person to person (idiom); different for each individual
        
        jiānéryǒuzhī, to have both (at the same time)
        bùkětóngrìéryǔ, [不可同日而語], lit. mustn't speak of two things on the same day (idiom); not to be mentioned in...
        bùhánérlì, [不寒而慄], shiver all over though not cold/tremble with fear/shudder
        yībānéryán, generally speaking
        
        
        bùmóuérhé, [不謀而合], to agree without prior consultation/to happen to hold the same view
        mìérbùxuān, [祕而不宣], to withhold information/to keep sth secret
        yìngyùnérshēng, [應運而生], to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom)/to arise at an opportune time/able ...
        bùqīéryù, meet by chance/have a chance encounter
        yánéryǒuxìn, to speak and keep one's promise (idiom); as good as one's word
        qièérbùshě, [鍥而不捨], to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom); to chisel away at sth/to pers...
        
        
        
        shāyǔérguī, [鎩羽而歸], to return in low spirits following a defeat or failure to achieve one's ambition...
        kěwàngérbùkějí, in sight but unattainable (idiom)/inaccessible
        
        
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        yíngmiànérlái, [迎面而來], directly/head-on (collision)/in one's face (of wind)
        xíngérshàngxué, [形而上學], metaphysics
        
        bùjìngérzǒu, [不脛而走], to get round fast/to spread like wildfire
        zìshàngérxià, top-down
        yīyōngérshàng, [一擁而上], to swarm around/flocking (to see)
        xīnyǒuyúérlìbùzú, [心有餘而力不足], The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects)./I real...
        fànfànértán, [泛泛而談], to speak in general terms
        mǎnzàiérguī, [滿載而歸], to return from a rewarding journey
        fúxiùérqù, to brush with one's sleeve then go (idiom); to turn and leave abruptly
        mùmíngérlái, [慕名而來], to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom); attracted to visit a fa...
        pūmiànérlái, [撲面而來], lit. sth hits one in the face/directly in one's face/sth assaults the senses/bla...
        yīyuèérqǐ, [一躍而起], to jump up suddenly/to bound up/to rise up in one bound
        
        yīgàiérlùn, [一概而論], to lump different matters together (idiom)
        tīngérbùwén, [聽而不聞], to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear/to ignore deliberately
        jiáránérzhǐ, with a grunting sound it stops (idiom); to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of...
        érlìzhīnián, aged thirty (see 三十而立)
        yīcùérjiù, to get there in one step (idiom); easily done/success at a stroke/to get results...
        
        wàngérquèbù, [望而卻步], to shrink back/to flinch
        wénfēngérdòng, [聞風而動], to respond instantly/to act at once on hearing the news
        liànglìérxíng, to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom); to act within one's co...
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        bùyuēértóng, [不約而同], to agree by chance (idiom); taking the same action without prior consultation
        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...
        
        
        kǎnkǎnértán, [侃侃而談], to speak frankly with assurance
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        láoérwúgōng, [勞而無功], to work hard while accomplishing little/to toil to no avail
        gùér, therefore
        shíyánérféi, lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom)/fig. not to live up to one's promise...
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        wàngérshēngwèi, intimidate at the first glance (idiom); awe-inspiring/terrifying/overwhelming
        
        shènér, even/so much so that
        
        
        
        zìxiàérshàng, bottom-up
        
        cóngyīérzhōng, [從一而終], faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
        
        
        sǐérhòuyǐ, [死而後已], until death puts an end (idiom); one's whole life/unto one's dying day
        
        
        
        
        
        fàngzhīsìhǎiérjiēzhǔn, [放之四海而皆準], appropriate to any place and any time (idiom); universally applicable/a panacea,...
        
        pāiànérqǐ, lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom); fig. at the end of one's tether/una...
        
        
        jiézééryú, [竭澤而漁], lit. to drain the pond to get at the fish (idiom)/fig. to kill the goose that la...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

        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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