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to circle; to go back; to turn around; to answer; to return; to revolve; (a measure word for matters or actions) a time; Islam
to go; to leave; to remove
simp. and trad.




  1. to return; to go back; to go; to leave
    找不到回去  ―  zhǎobudào huíqù de lù  ―  to be unable to find the way back
    回去  ―  Nǐ xiān huíqù ba.  ―  You go back first.
  2. to go back (used after a verb to indicate direction away from speaker)
    回去  ―  zǒu huíqù  ―  to walk back
    回去 / 回去  ―  dài huíqù  ―  to take back
  3. (Taiwan, euphemistic) to die; to go home

Usage notesEdit

In Chinese there is often no distinction made between "return" and "leave"; 回去 (huíqù) can be translated either way depending on the situation.