之后 (zhi hou): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | May 15, 2018

之后 (Chinese PinYin: [zhī hòu]; traditional Chinese:之後) may mean: (1) adv. later, e.g. 一年之后 (one year later); (2) behind., e.g. 排在第二, 在他之后 (ranks second, behind him); (3) adv. afterwards. Literally: 之 (that) + 后 (after). It is one of the basic Chinese characters used in everyday conversations.

1. How to pronounce之后?

Chinese Pinyin: [zhī hòu]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 之后

Synonyms: 后续, 然后, 往后,

Antonyms: 之前,

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 之后.

Fixed expression: N/A

Collocation: 用过之后 (after using), 明日之后 (after tomorrow), 数月之后 (several months later), 离开之后 (after leaving),

Idioms:百年之后 (after sb. passes away),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 之后 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 之后.

4.1 车祸之后,现场一片狼藉。

Translation: After the accident, the scene was a mess.

4.2 他给了我货物之后,便匆匆离去了。

Translation: As soon he gave me the goods, he left quickly.

4.3 二十年之后我回到了大学,可什么变化也没有,一切还是老样子。

Translation: I went back to our university once again 20 years later, but nothing has changed.

4.4 争吵之后, 他们打起来了.

Translation: After the quarrel, they started fighting.

4.5 在这不久之后,一个德国人,莱布尼茨,来到了伦敦。 他与牛顿及许多新成立的英国皇家学会会员把酒言欢。

Translation: Shortly after this, Leibnitz, a German, came to London, where he hobnobbed with Newton and many of his contemporaries at the newly formed Royal Society.

4.6 从那之后我才知道这是另一种安全措施。

Translation: Only after that, I learned that this is another security precaution.

4.7 当你熬过了前三个星期之后,以后要坚持下来就变得相当容易了。

Translation: After you get through the first three weeks, it becomes far easier to stick with it.

4.8 吃了安眠药之后, 我整夜也还是无法安眠

Translation: I can’t sleep well all night even after taking sleeping pills.

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