1. 侯 is the 1754th most frequent character.
  2. has 2 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 14 words.
  4. appears as a component in 12 characters.


Once :
=> , No glyph available
Radical :
=> (human), No glyph available, (arrow)
Graphical :
=> , , , 丿, , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. Hou2 - surname Hou
  2. hou2 - marquis, second of the five orders of ancient Chinese nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]/nobleman or high official

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency


Medium Frequency

武侯区 (武侯區)
诸侯 (諸侯)
闽侯 (閩侯)

Appears In:

also appears in:
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.