Meaning of 晨

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Pinyin: chén
English Definition: morning; dawn; daybreak
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ chén ] early morning; fortune, good luck; 5th terrestrial branch
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Example Words
早晨 zǎo chén early morning; Classifiers:
凌晨 líng chén very early in the morning; in the wee hours
清晨 qīng chén early morning
晨报 chén bào morning newspaper; (in a newspaper's name) Morning Post
晨曦 chén first rays of morning sun; first glimmer of dawn
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Example Sentences
I enjoy taking a walk in the morning.
He departed for the airport in the early morning.
Traffic jams are encountered every morning
Grandpa goes for a walk every morning.
He goes running towards the east every morning.