後門

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
もん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

後門 (hiragana こうもん, romaji kōmon)

  1. a back gate
  2. (figuratively) the anus, as a homophone for 肛門 and in contrast to 前門 (zenmon, front gate, figurative for vagina)

CompoundsEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (literal and figurative): 裏門 (うらもん, uramon)
  • (figuratively): 肛門 (こうもん, kōmon)

AntonymsEdit

  • (literal and figurative): 前門 (ぜんもん, zenmon)
  • (literal and figurative): 表門 (おもてもん, omotemon)
  • (front gate, not figurative): 正門 (せいもん, seimon)

MandarinEdit

simpl. 后门
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hòumén
Zhuyin ㄏㄡˋ ㄇㄣˊ
IPA (key) /xoʊ̯⁵¹ mən³⁵/

NounEdit

後門 (traditional, Pinyin hòumén, simplified 后门)

  1. back door, back gate
  2. (figuratively) favours given by someone in authority who has connections with the individual calling it in

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 15:08