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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Example Sentences
This time of spring night this year.
And they found that compared with other days, more injuries happened on the Monday after Daylight Saving Time went into effect. And the injuries were more severe.
Circadian clocks in cells respond to differences in light between night and day and thereby allow organisms to anticipate changes in the environment by pacing their metabolism to this daily cycle.
There is no day nor night, nor form nor colour, and never, never a word.
Second, the results may not apply to Americans because daylight hours and sleep patterns are different than those in Norway.