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Meaning of 昼

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(Trad.: 晝)
Pinyin: zhòu
English Definition: daytime
Chinese Definition:
①白天:昼夜。白昼(白天)。
Antonyms:
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
不分昼夜 [ fēn zhòu ]: day and night; round-the-clock
俾夜作昼 [ zuò zhòu ]: lit. to make night as day (idiom); fig. to burn the midnight oil; work especially hard
俾昼作夜 [ zhòu zuò ]: to make day as night (idiom, from Book of Songs); fig. to prolong one's pleasure regardless of the hour
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