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
More: 晨* | *晨 | *晨*
Example Sentences
Are you a morning runner? If not, why do you night owls prefer the evening?
This is a very common problem for early morning runners.
You can get a late train back [Sunday night], or there' s an early express that [Bob] usually takes on [Monday morning].
No, come here, Miss Catherine, now and then: not every morning, but once or twice a week.
He was inspired to start running again, and began running every morning.