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然后 rán hòu: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

然后 (rán hòu) English Meaning

  • then (afterward)
  • after that
  • afterward
  • after

Traditional Characters: 然後

然 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

后 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 然后呢?
    Ránhòu ne?
    And then?
  • 深呼吸,然后放松。
    Shēnhūxī, ránhòu fàngsōng.
    Take a deep breath and then relax.
  • 然后发生了什么事?
    Ránhòu fāshēngle shénme shì?
    What happened then?
  • 然后我很快就睡着了。
    Ránhòu wǒ hěn kuài jiù shuìzhele.
    Soon after that, I began to fall asleep.
  • 我们先吃饭,然后去。
    Wǒmen xiān chīfàn, ránhòu qù.
    First we’ll eat, and then we’ll go.
  • 按下9,然后拨号码。
    Àn xià 9, ránhòu bōhào mǎ.
    Press 9 and then dial the number.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

然 (rán): correct; right; so; thus; like this; -ly

  • (yuè): flesh
  • (quǎn): dog
  • (biāo): fire, legs

后 (hòu): back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later; empress; queen

  • 厂 (chǎng): production facility
  • 一 (yī): one
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 然

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 后

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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