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:
清晨 [ qīng chén ]: early morning
凌晨 [ líng chén ]: very early in the morning; in the wee hours
今晨 [ jīn chén ]: this morning
早晨 [ zǎo chén ]: early morning; Classifiers:
一日之计在于晨 [ zhī zài chén ]: make your day's plan early in the morning (idiom); early morning is the golden time of the day
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