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There are 71 total results for your midnight search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

午夜

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Mandarin wǔ yè / wu3 ye4
Taiwan wu yeh
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese midnight

真夜中

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Japanese mayonaka / まよなか
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) dead of night; midnight; (female given name) Sayana

半夜

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Mandarin bàn yè / ban4 ye4
Taiwan pan yeh
Japanese hanya / はんや
Chinese midnight; in the middle of the night
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) midnight

夜半

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Mandarin yè bàn / ye4 ban4
Taiwan yeh pan
Japanese yahan;yowa / やはん;よわ
Chinese midnight
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) midnight; dead of night; (given name) Yahan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

零時

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Mandarin líng shí / ling2 shi2
Taiwan ling shih
Japanese reiji / reji / れいじ
Chinese midnight; zero hour
Japanese twelve o'clock; midnight; noon

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Mandarin zi / zi
Taiwan tzu
Japanese ne / ね    shi / し    kou / ko / こう
Chinese (noun suffix); son; child; seed; egg; small thing; 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat; Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]; ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)
Japanese first sign of Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November); (1) child (esp. a boy); (2) (See 子爵) viscount; (3) (honorific or respectful language) master (founder of a school of thought, esp. Confucius); (4) (See 諸子百家) philosophy (branch of Chinese literature); non-Confucian Hundred Schools of Thought writings; (5) (archaism) you (of one's equals); (suffix noun) (6) -er (i.e. a man who spends all his time doing...); (1) (obscure) child; (n,n-suf) (2) (obscure) interest; (personal name) Nene; (place-name) Ne; (given name) Shigeru; (female given name) Konoe; (surname) Ko
kumāra; son; seed; sir; 11-1 midnight; child

三更

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Mandarin sān gēng / san1 geng1
Taiwan san keng
Japanese sankou / sanko / さんこう
Chinese third of the five night watch periods 23:00-01:00 (old); midnight; also pr. [san1 jin1]
Japanese third watch of the night (approx. 11 pm to 1 am); (place-name) Mifuke

中夜

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Mandarin zhōng yè / zhong1 ye4
Taiwan chung yeh
Japanese chuuya / chuya / ちゅうや
Japanese (1) {Buddh} (See 六時) midnight period; midnight service; (2) (archaism) winter solstice; (surname) Nakaya
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

兜魚

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Japanese kabutouo / kabutoo / かぶとうお Japanese (1) (kana only) large-headed midnight fish (Poromitra crassiceps); (2) armored fish; armoured fish

六時


六时

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Mandarin liù shí / liu4 shi2
Taiwan liu shih
Japanese rokuji / ろくじ
Japanese (1) six o'clock; (2) (Buddhist term) six periods of a day (morning, midday, afternoon, evening, midnight, late night)
The six 'hours' or periods in a day, three for night and three for day, i. e. morning noon, evening; night, midnight, and dawn. Also, the six divisions of the year, two each of spring, summer, and winter; six hours

冑魚

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Japanese kabutouo / kabutoo / かぶとうお Japanese (1) (kana only) large-headed midnight fish (Poromitra crassiceps); (2) armored fish; armoured fish

半宵

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Japanese hanshou / hansho / はんしょう Japanese midnight

四上

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Mandarin sì shàng / si4 shang4
Taiwan ssu shang
Japanese shijō
The four times a day of going up to worship— daybreak, noon, evening, and midnight; four times of worship

夜宵

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Mandarin yè xiāo / ye4 xiao1
Taiwan yeh hsiao
Japanese yayoi / やよい
Chinese midnight snack
Japanese (female given name) Yayoi

夜食

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Japanese yashoku / やしょく Japanese supper; night meal; late-night snack; "fourth meal"; midnight snack

子夜

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Mandarin zǐ yè / zi3 ye4
Taiwan tzu yeh
Chinese midnight

宵夜

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Mandarin xiāo yè / xiao1 ye4
Taiwan hsiao yeh
Chinese midnight snack; late-night snack

後夜


后夜

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Mandarin hòu yè / hou4 ye4
Taiwan hou yeh
Japanese goya / ごや
Japanese (1) period from midnight until the early morning; (2) (See 寅の刻) around 4 in the morning
The third division of the night; latter part of the evening

正子

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Mandarin zhèng zǐ / zheng4 zi3
Taiwan cheng tzu
Japanese shoushi / shoshi / しょうし
Chinese positron; also called 正電子|正电子[zheng4 dian4 zi3]
Japanese midnight; (surname) Masago; (female given name) Masako; (female given name) Mako; (given name) Chonja; (female given name) Tadako; (female given name) Seiko; (personal name) Shouji; (female given name) Shouko

深更

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Japanese shinkou / shinko / しんこう Japanese middle of the night; dead of night; midnight

白夜

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Mandarin bái yè / bai2 ye4
Taiwan pai yeh
Japanese byakuya;hakuya / びゃくや;はくや
Chinese white night
Japanese white night (i.e. at the North or South Pole); short night; night under the midnight sun; (given name) Byakuya; (female given name) Hakuya

轉鐘

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Mandarin zhuǎn zhōng / zhuan3 zhong1
Taiwan chuan chung
Chinese past midnight

頂辺

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Japanese tehen / てへん    teppen / てっぺん Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) (kana only) top; summit; apex; peak; (2) (kana only) (obscure) top of one's head; top of a helmet; (top of) scalp; crown; (1) (kana only) top; summit; apex; peak; (2) (kana only) (slang) twelve o'clock (usu. midnight); (3) (kana only) (obscure) top of one's head; top of a helmet; (top of) scalp; crown

上半夜

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Mandarin shàng bàn yè / shang4 ban4 ye4
Taiwan shang pan yeh
Chinese first half of the night; time before midnight

九つ時

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Japanese kokonotsudoki / ここのつどき Japanese (archaism) (approx.) 12 o'clock (am or pm); noon; midnight

前半夜

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Mandarin qián bàn yè / qian2 ban4 ye4
Taiwan ch`ien pan yeh / chien pan yeh
Chinese first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)

十二時

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Japanese juuniji / juniji / じゅうにじ Japanese twelve o'clock; noon; midnight

十二獸


十二兽

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Mandarin shí èr shòu / shi2 er4 shou4
Taiwan shih erh shou
Japanese jūnishū
The twelve animals for the "twelve horary branches" with their names, hours, and the Chinese transliterations of their Sanskrit equivalents; v. 大集經 23 and 56. There are also the thirty-six animals, three for each hour. The twelve are: Serpent 蛇 巳, 9-11 a.m. 迦若; Horse 馬午, 11-1 noon 兜羅; Sheep 羊未, 1―3 p.m. 毘梨支迦; Monkey 猴申, 3-5 p.m. 檀尼毘; Cock 鶏酉, 5-7 p.m. 摩迦羅; Dog 大戌, 7-9 p.m. 鳩槃; Boar 豕亥, 9-11 p.m.彌那; Rat 鼠子, 11-1 midnight 彌沙; Ox 牛丑 1-3 a.m. 毘利沙; Tiger (or Lion) 虎寅, 3―5 a.m. 彌倫那; Hare 兎卯, 5-7 a.m. 羯迦吒迦; Dragon 龍辰, 7-9 a.m 絲阿.

午前様

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Japanese gozensama / ごぜんさま Japanese (exp,n) (See 御前様・ごぜんさま) coming home after midnight; person who comes home after midnight

夜々中

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Japanese yoruyonaka / よるよなか Japanese (temporal noun) midnight

夜夜中

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Japanese yoruyonaka / よるよなか Japanese (temporal noun) midnight

大禍時

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Japanese oomagatoki / おおまがとき Japanese (expression) (See 逢う魔が時) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

子の刻

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Japanese nenokoku / ねのこく Japanese midnight

子の時

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Japanese nenotoki / ねのとき Japanese midnight

小夜中

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Japanese sayonaka / さよなか Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (archaism) midnight; dead of night

時媚鬼


时媚鬼

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Mandarin shí mèi guǐ / shi2 mei4 gui3
Taiwan shih mei kuei
Japanese jimi ki
(or 精媚鬼) One of the three classes of demons; capable of changing at the 子 zi hour (midnight) into the form of a rat, boy, girl, or old, sick person; form-shifting demon

美容覺

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Mandarin měi róng jiào / mei3 rong2 jiao4
Taiwan mei jung chiao
Chinese beauty sleep (before midnight)

開夜車

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Mandarin kāi yè chē / kai1 ye4 che1
Taiwan k`ai yeh ch`e / kai yeh che
Chinese to burn the midnight oil; to work late into the night

黑夜神

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Mandarin hēi yè shén / hei1 ye4 shen2
Taiwan hei yeh shen
Kālarātri, also 黑夜天; 黑闇天; 闇夜天; one of the three queens of Yama, who controls midnight.

丑三つ時

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Japanese ushimitsudoki / うしみつどき Japanese (1) 2:00 to 2:30 AM; 3:00 to 3:30 AM; (2) dead of night; middle of the night; midnight

俾夜作晝


俾夜作昼

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Mandarin bǐ yè zuò zhòu / bi3 ye4 zuo4 zhou4
Taiwan pi yeh tso chou
Chinese lit. to make night as day (idiom); fig. to burn the midnight oil; work especially hard

午前零時

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Japanese gozenreiji / gozenreji / ごぜんれいじ Japanese midnight

挑燈夜戰


挑灯夜战

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Mandarin tiǎo dēng yè zhàn / tiao3 deng1 ye4 zhan4
Taiwan t`iao teng yeh chan / tiao teng yeh chan
Chinese to raise a lantern and fight at night (idiom); fig. to work into the night; to burn the midnight oil

深夜番組

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Japanese shinyabangumi / しんやばんぐみ Japanese late-night show; midnight broadcast

焚膏繼晷

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Mandarin fén gāo jì guǐ / fen2 gao1 ji4 gui3
Taiwan fen kao chi kuei
Chinese to burn the midnight oil (idiom); to work continuously night and day

聚螢映雪

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Mandarin jù yíng yìng xuě / ju4 ying2 ying4 xue3
Taiwan chü ying ying hsüeh
Chinese lit. to collect fireflies and study by their light (idiom); fig. ambitious student from impoverished background; burning the midnight oil

逢魔が刻

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

逢魔が時

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

逢魔ヶ刻

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

逢魔ヶ時

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

黑天半夜

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Mandarin hēi tiān bàn yè / hei1 tian1 ban4 ye4
Taiwan hei t`ien pan yeh / hei tien pan yeh
Chinese lit. the black sky of midnight; very late at night (idiom)

カブトウオ

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Japanese kabutouo / kabutoo / カブトウオ Japanese (1) (kana only) large-headed midnight fish (Poromitra crassiceps); (2) armored fish; armoured fish

兜魚;冑魚

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Japanese kabutouo;kabutouo / kabutoo;kabutoo / かぶとうお;カブトウオ Japanese (1) (kana only) large-headed midnight fish (Poromitra crassiceps); (2) (See 甲冑魚) armored fish; armoured fish

六時;6時

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Japanese rokuji / ろくじ Japanese (1) six o'clock; (2) (六時 only) {Buddh} (See 晨朝,日中・1,日没,初夜,中夜,後夜・1) six periods of a day (morning, midday, afternoon, evening, midnight, late night)

逢う魔が刻

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

逢う魔が時

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

逢う魔ヶ刻

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

逢う魔ヶ時

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)

ダークスーツ

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Japanese daakusuutsu / dakusutsu / ダークスーツ Japanese dark (menswear) suit (midnight blue, black, etc.)

ミッドナイト

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Japanese middonaito / ミッドナイト Japanese midnight

ダーク・スーツ

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Japanese daaku suutsu / daku sutsu / ダーク・スーツ Japanese dark (menswear) suit (midnight blue, black, etc.)

夜々中;夜夜中

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Japanese yoruyonaka / よるよなか Japanese (temporal noun) midnight

天辺(P);頂辺

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Japanese teppen(p);tehen(ok);teppei(天辺)(ok) / teppen(p);tehen(ok);teppe(天辺)(ok) / てっぺん(P);てへん(ok);てっぺい(天辺)(ok) Japanese (1) (kana only) top; summit; apex; peak; (2) (てっぺん only) (kana only) (slang) (often in てっぺんを回る or てっぺん回る) twelve o'clock (usu. midnight); (3) (kana only) (obscure) (esp. 頂辺 when in kanji) top of one's head; top of a helmet; (top of) scalp; crown

ミッドナイトショー

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Japanese middonaitoshoo / ミッドナイトショー Japanese midnight show

ミッドナイトブルー

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Japanese middonaitoburuu / middonaitoburu / ミッドナイトブルー Japanese midnight blue

ミッドナイト・ショー

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Japanese middonaito shoo / ミッドナイト・ショー Japanese midnight show

ミッドナイト・ブルー

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Japanese middonaito buruu / middonaito buru / ミッドナイト・ブルー Japanese midnight blue

ダーク・スーツ;ダークスーツ

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Japanese daaku suutsu;daakusuutsu / daku sutsu;dakusutsu / ダーク・スーツ;ダークスーツ Japanese dark (menswear) suit (midnight blue, black, etc.)

ミッドナイトショー;ミッドナイト・ショー

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Japanese middonaitoshoo;middonaito shoo / ミッドナイトショー;ミッドナイト・ショー Japanese midnight show

ミッドナイトブルー;ミッドナイト・ブルー

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Japanese middonaitoburuu;middonaito buruu / middonaitoburu;middonaito buru / ミッドナイトブルー;ミッドナイト・ブルー Japanese midnight blue

逢魔が時;逢魔が刻;逢魔ヶ刻;逢魔ヶ時;逢う魔が時;逢う魔が刻;逢う魔ヶ時;逢う魔ヶ刻

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Japanese oumagatoki / omagatoki / おうまがとき Japanese (expression) (See 大禍時) twilight; time for disasters (similar to 'the witching hour' but not midnight)
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Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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