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Meaning of 夜

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Pinyin:
English Definition: night
Chinese Definition:
①天黑的时间,与“日”或“昼”相对:夜晚。日日夜夜。夜阑(夜将尽时)。夜盲。夜幕。夜宵。夜话。夜袭。夜行。夜战。
②日昼。

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A person sneaking by under cover of night
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tóu ] lid, cover; head
    • Left to right
      • [ rén ] man, person; people
      • [ ] evening, night, dusk; slanted
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Example Words:
今夜 [ jīn ]: tonight; this evening
熬夜 [ áo ]: to stay up late or all night
昼夜 [ zhòu ]: day and night; period of 24 hours; continuously, without stop
夜里 [ li ]: during the night; at night; nighttime
夜晚 [ wǎn ]: night; Classifiers:
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