19 November 2013

Vocabulary: parts of the day

Chinese people use a variety of combinations of characters to express the time of day.





早上
zǎoshang
early morning
It is used to refer to hours from 6:00 to 12:00h

中午
zhōngwǔ
midday
Midday, lunchtime, not commonly from 12:00 to 14:00h

下午
xiàwǔ
afternoon
To express evening hours from 14:00 to 18:00h

晚上
wǎnshang
night
Evening to night hours, hours from 18:00 to 24:00h

半夜
bànyè
middnight
The literal translation is in the middle of the night, night hours from 24:00 to 6:00h