Today’s word of the day is: 午 (wǔ) means noon. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 午 (wǔ).
午饭 (wǔ fàn) Lunch
The first word is 午饭 (wǔ fàn) which means lunch. Let’s look at each character of this word, 午 means noon, and 饭 (fàn) means rice. A way of using it in a sentence is 我准备去吃午饭了。(Wǒ zhǔnbèi qù chī wǔfànle.) I am going to have lunch.
下午 (xià wǔ) Afternoon
Another word we can create with 午 (wǔ) is 下午 (xià wǔ). This means afternoon. Let’s again look at each character of this word, you may know that下 means down, but it can also mean ‘after’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们一起喝下午茶吧。(Wǒmen yīqǐ hē xiàwǔ chá ba.) Let’s have afternoon tea together.
午觉 (wǔ jiào) Nap
Finally, we can create the word 午觉 (wǔ jiào) which means ‘nap’. The 觉 here means sleep, so literally ‘noon sleep’. In China, it is natural for children and adults to take a nap around lunchtime. A way of using 午觉 (wǔ jiào) in a sentence is 你有睡午觉的习惯吗？(Nǐ yǒu shuì wǔjiào de xíguàn ma?) Do you have a habit of napping?