Today’s word of the day is 后 (hòu) which means ‘back’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 后 (hòu).
后悔 (hòu huǐ) Regret
The first word is 后悔 (hòu huǐ) which means ‘regret’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 后 means ‘back’ and 悔 means ‘repent’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我后悔没有好好学习。(Wǒ hòuhuǐ méiyǒu hǎo hào xuéxí.) I regret not studying hard.
最后 (zuì hòu) Last
Another word we can create with 后 (hòu) is 最后 (zuì hòu). This means ‘last’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 最 means most, and 后 means back. A way of using it in a sentence is 最后一班车已经走了。(Zuìhòu yī bānchē yǐjīng zǒule.) The last train has left already.
背后 (bèi hòu) Behind
Finally, we can create the word 背后 (bèi hòu) which means ‘behind’. The 背 here means rear. A way of using it in a sentence is 他在背后说我坏话。(Tā zài bèihòu shuō wǒ huàihuà.) He is speaking ill of me behind my back.