The name Midnight in Chinese / Japanese...

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 wǔ yè
Midnight Scroll

午夜 is the best way to write midnight in Chinese for the purposes of calligraphy artwork.

Midnight Scroll

真夜中 is the Japanese title for midnight or “the dead of night.”

This can also be a Japanese female given name pronounced Sayana.

Tranquil Midnight

 yè shēn rén jìng
Tranquil Midnight Scroll

夜深人靜 literally means “Night Deep/Dark People Quiet/Tranquil.”

In more natural English, some translate this as “late night, all is quiet,” “tranquil midnight,” or “in the dead of night” (implying the dead quiet of midnight).

Tranquil Midnight

 yōu jìng de wǔ yè
Tranquil Midnight Scroll

幽靜的午夜 is a way to express the emotions that you might feel at midnight.

Beyond peaceful, quiet, or tranquil, there is an idea of being remote or lonesome, buried in the meaning of the first two characters.

Tranquil Night

Tranquil Night Scroll

静夜 is a Japanese word meaning “quiet night” or “tranquil night.” It implies late night, such as midnight.

静夜 is also a female given name in Japanese, Seiya.

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Simple Dictionary Definition


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wǔ yè
    wu3 ye4
wu yeh

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(n,adv) dead of night; midnight; (female given name) Sayana

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12th earthly branch: 9-11 p.m., 10th solar month (7th November-6th December), year of the Boar; ancient Chinese compass point: 330°
(1) the Boar (twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac); the Pig; (2) (obsolete) (See 亥の刻) hour of the Boar (around 10pm, 9-11pm, or 10pm to 12 midnight); (3) (obsolete) north-northwest; (4) (obsolete) tenth month of the lunar calendar; (personal name) Gai

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(noun suffix)
(1) the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac); (2) (obsolete) (See 子の刻) hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am); (3) (obsolete) north; (4) (obsolete) eleventh month of the lunar calendar; (personal name) Nene
kumāra; son; seed; sir; 11-1 midnight.

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a period of time; phase; stage; classifier for issues of a periodical, courses of study; time; term; period; to hope; Taiwan pr. [qi2]
(1) time; moment; limit; (2) time of death; last moment; (3) (archaism) midnight in red-light districts during the Edo period; (surname) Ki
A set time; a limit of time; times, seasons; to expect.


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sān gēng
    san1 geng1
san keng
third of the five night watch periods 23:00-01:00 (old); midnight; also pr. [san1 jin1]
third watch of the night (approx. 11pm to 1am); (place-name) Mifuke


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zhōng yè
    zhong1 ye4
chung yeh
(1) {Buddh} (See 六時) midnight period; midnight service; (2) (archaism) winter solstice; (surname) Nakaya


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 chuukou / chuko
middle watch; 12 midnight-2am


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 kabutouo / kabutoo
(1) (kana only) large-headed midnight fish (Poromitra crassiceps); (2) armored fish; armoured fish



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liù shí
    liu4 shi2
liu shih
(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.


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 kabutouo / kabutoo
(1) (kana only) large-headed midnight fish (Poromitra crassiceps); (2) armored fish; armoured fish


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bàn yè
    ban4 ye4
pan yeh
midnight; in the middle of the night
(n,adv) midnight


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 hanshou / hansho


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sì shàng
    si4 shang4
ssu shang
The four times a day of going up to worship— daybreak, noon, evening, and midnight.


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yè bàn
    ye4 ban4
yeh pan
(n,adv) midnight; dead of night; (given name) Yahan


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yè xiāo
    ye4 xiao1
yeh hsiao
midnight snack
(female given name) Yayoi


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supper; night meal; late-night snack; "fourth meal"; midnight snack


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zǐ yè
    zi3 ye4
tzu yeh


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xiāo yè
    xiao1 ye4
hsiao yeh
midnight snack; late-night snack



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hòu yè
    hou4 ye4
hou yeh
(1) period from midnight until the early morning; (2) (See 寅の刻) around 4am
The third division of the night.


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zhèng zǐ
    zheng4 zi3
cheng tzu
positron; also called 正電子|正电子[zheng4 dian4 zi3]
midnight; (surname) Masago


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 shinkou / shinko
middle of the night; dead of night; midnight


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bái yè
    bai2 ye4
pai yeh
white night
night under the midnight sun; white night (at extreme latitudes); night during which the sun doesn't set; (given name) Byakuya



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zhuǎn zhōng
    zhuan3 zhong1
chuan chung
past midnight



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líng shí
    ling2 shi2
ling shih
 reiji / reji
midnight; zero hour
twelve o'clock; midnight; noon



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líng diǎn
    ling2 dian3
ling tien
midnight; to order à la carte; (math.) zero of a function
See: 零点


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(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


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


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(archaism) (See 九つ・3) (approx.) twelve o'clock (am or pm, old time system); noon; midnight


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(exp,n) (archaism) hour of the Boar (around 10pm, 9-11pm, or 10pm to 12 midnight)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Midnight午夜wǔ yè / wu3 ye4 / wu ye / wuyewu yeh / wuyeh
Tranquil Midnight夜深人靜
yè shēn rén jìng
ye4 shen1 ren2 jing4
ye shen ren jing
yeh shen jen ching
Tranquil Midnight幽靜的午夜
yōu jìng de wǔ yè
you1 jing4 de wu3 ye4
you jing de wu ye
yu ching te wu yeh
Tranquil Night静夜seiya
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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