お昼

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (o, honorific prefix) +‎ (hiru, daytime; midday, noon).

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Noun[edit]

お昼 (hiragana おひる, rōmaji ohiru)

  1. daytime, the daylight hours
  2. midday, noon
  3. (by extension) the midday meal, lunch

Usage notes[edit]

Most commonly written using the hiragana for the prefix.

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