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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
夜-bw.png

Han character[edit]

(radical 36 +5, 8 strokes, cangjie input 卜人弓大 (YONK), four-corner 00247)

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 246, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 5763
  • Dae Jaweon: page 490, character 7
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 285, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+591C

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.
alt. forms

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
夜-bronze.svg 夜-bigseal.svg 夜-seal.svg

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *laːɡs): phonetic  ‎(OC *laːɡ) + semantic  ‎(moon).

The lower-right portion is a corruption/graphical variant of ; the remainder ( + ) is a reduced and distorted form of , used phonetically.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-r(j)ak.

Pronunciation[edit]

Definitions[edit]

  1. night
  2. occurring during the night
  3. Classifier for the number of nights.

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. The night.

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term
よる
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana よる, romaji yoru)

  1. night; the evening
     (よる) ()けて、 (つき) (しず)んで、今日 (きょう)地球 (ちきゅう) (まわ)る。
    Yoru ga akete, tsuki ga shizunde, kyō mo chikyū ga mawaru.
    Dawn breaks (lit. night ends), the moon sinks, and today as well the Earth revolves.
     (よる)のカフェテラス』
    "Yoru no Kafe Terasu"
    Cafe Terrace at Night

Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji yo)

  1. (literary) night; the evening
    真夏 (まなつ) () (ゆめ)
    "Manatsu no Yo no Yume"
    A Midsummer Night's Dream

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ya) (hangeul , McCune-Reischauer ya)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dạ, )

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