Meaning of 昼

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(Trad.: 晝)
Pinyin: zhòu
English Definition: daytime
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: When the sun is a foot above the horizon
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • [ chǐ ] ruler, tape-measure; unit of length, about 1 ft.
    • [ dàn ] dawn; morning; day
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Example Words
昼夜 zhòu day and night; period of 24 hours; continuously, without stop
白昼 bái zhòu daytime
昼伏夜出 zhòu chū nocturnal; to hide by day and come out at night
昼夜不息 zhòu day and night without rest (idiom)
昼长夜短 zhòu cháng duǎn (In summer) the days are long and the nights short. (idiom)
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