日中

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

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Adjective[edit]

日中

  1. Japan-China, Japanese-Chinese

Noun[edit]

日中

  1. (literary) noon

Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
にち > にっ
Grade: 1
ちゅう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Abbreviated compound of (Nichi, first character of 日本, Nippon, “Japan”) +‎ (Chū, first character of 中国, Chūgoku, “China”).

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Proper noun[edit]

日中 (hiragana にっちゅう, romaji Nitchū)

  1. Japan-China, Japanese-Chinese, Sino-Japanese
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
にち > にっ
Grade: 1
ちゅう
Grade: 1
on'yomi

From Sinitic 日中. Date of borrowing unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

日中 (hiragana にっちゅう, romaji nitchū)

  1. the daytime, during the day
  2. noon, midday
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
なか
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Compound of (hi, day) +‎ (naka, middle).

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Noun[edit]

日中 (hiragana ひなか, romaji hinaka)

  1. the daytime, during the day
  2. a half day, half of a day
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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9