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N4 Kanji 137: 昼

Meaning of kanji 昼:

In Japanese, 昼 means “noon”.


How to read kanji 昼:

Kunyomiひる
Onyomiちゅう

How to write kanji 昼:


Origin of kanji 昼:

It’s hard to remember kanji 昼 by its origin. Below is a way to remember it.

昼 = 尺 + 旦
尺 means “ruler (to judge something)”. 旦 looks like the sun above the line.
When you don’t have a watch, you can judge the time by the sun.
The sun is still there at noon.
So 昼 stands for “noon”.

Vocabulary containing kanji 昼:

WordReadingMeaning
ひるnoon
お昼おひるnoon; lunch
昼ご飯ひるごはんlunch
昼間ひるまdaytime
昼休みひるやすみlunch break
昼食ちゅうしょくlunch
昼寝ひるねnap
昼夜ちゅうやday and night
昼過ぎひるすぎafternoon
昼飯ひるめしlunch
昼前ひるまえbefore noon
昼下がりひるさがりearly afternoon
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