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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
yè | ye4
English translation
variant of [yè]
night, dark; under cover of night

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Number of strokes

8

Traditional form

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Time word / 时间词 Shíjiān cí

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A person  rén sneaking by under cover  tóu of night 

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

tóu 亻夕

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.
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Example sentences using

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zhè yào Néng 保证 bǎozhèng shuì hǎo jiào .

This medicine will ensure you a good night's sleep.

zhè zhǐ 可怜 kělián de māo zài 汽车 qì chē bèi Guān le 整夜 zhěng yè .

The poor cat has been enclosed in the garage all night.

Guān zài lóng de 夜莺 yè yīng chàng chū lái .

Nightingales will not sing in a cage.

午夜 wǔ yè 时分 shí fēn ,不知 bù zhī shéi zài 敲门 qiāo mén ?

Who's pounding at the door in the middle of the night?

fēn 白天 bái tiān 黑夜 hēi yè , xiǎng 电话 diàn huà jiù .

He's inclined to telephone at all hours of the day or night.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
variant of [yè]
夜晚 yè wǎn night夜晚 yè wǎn
半夜 bàn yè midnight半夜 bàn yè
午夜 wǔ yè midnight午夜 wǔ yè
夜间 yè jiān nighttime夜間
过夜 guò yè overnight過夜
深夜 shēn yè very late at night深夜 shēn yè
夜里 yè li at night夜裡
夜总会 yè zǒng huì nightclub夜總會
黑夜 hēi yè night黑夜 hēi yè
今夜 jīn yè tonight今夜 jīn yè
熬夜 áoyè to stay up late or all night熬夜 áoyè
整夜 zhěng yè the whole night整夜 zhěng yè
夜班 yè bān night shift夜班 yè bān
日夜 rì yè day and night日夜 rì yè
宵夜 xiāo yè midnight snack宵夜 xiāo yè
夜色 yè sè night scene夜色 yè sè
连夜 lián yè that very night連夜
夜空 yè kōng night sky夜空 yè kōng
昨夜 zuó yè last night昨夜 zuó yè
前夜 qián yè the eve前夜 qián yè
昼夜 zhòuyè day and night晝夜
夜宵 yè xiāo midnight snack夜宵 yè xiāo
彻夜 chè yè the whole night徹夜
隔夜 gé yè overnight隔夜 gé yè

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Decomposition

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A Boy and his Dragon

Once upon a time, a Little Boy was living in a village near the woods. One day, a Dragon came out of the cave secluded in the middle of the forest and began to relentlessly follow the Little Boy, always breathing on the back of his neck, burning the young boy at his slightest misstep.

The child received refuge in an old Temple where there were no mirrors allowed, and it was forbidden to speak of life before entering the sanctum. Ancient books, hidden rooms with unimaginable treasures and beauty beyond comprehension, became part of the boy’s new life.

Time went by until, one day, the now old young boy accidentally glimpses his own reflection in a pond. The Dragon smiled back.

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