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Meaning of 午

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Pinyin:
English Definition: 7th earthly branch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., noon, 5th solar month (6th June-6th July), year of the Horse; ancient Chinese compass point: 180° (south)
Chinese Definition:
①地支的第七位,属马。
②用于计时:午时(白天十一点到一点)。午间。午饭。午睡。午休。午夜(半夜、子夜)。
③古同“忤”、“迕”,逆,背。

Total strokes: 4; Radical:
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Character Formation:
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    • 丿 [ piě ] slash
    • [ gàn ] arid, dry; to oppose; to offend; to invade
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Example Words:
下午 [ xià ]: afternoon; Classifiers: ; p.m.
上午 [ shàng ]: morning; Classifiers:
中午 [ zhōng ]: noon; midday; Classifiers:
端午节 [ duān jié ]: Dragon Boat Festival (5th day of the 5th lunar month)
午饭 [ fàn ]: lunch; Classifiers:
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