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下午 xiàwǔ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

下午 (xiàwǔ) English Meaning

  • afternoon
  • p.m.

Traditional Characters: 下午

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 個|个 (gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 你下午有空吗?
    Nǐ xiàwǔ yǒu kòng ma?
    Are you free in the afternoon?
  • 我下午去卖车。
    Wǒ xiàwǔ qù mài chē.
    I’m going to go sell my car this afternoon.
  • 您下午做啥呢?
    Nín xiàwǔ zuò shà ne?
    So what will you do in the afternoon?
  • 也许下午会下雨。
    Yěxǔ xiàwǔ huì xià yǔ.
    Perhaps it will rain in the afternoon.
  • 明天下午你忙吗?
    Míngtiān xiàwǔ nǐ máng ma?
    Are you busy tomorrow afternoon?
  • 我明天下午休假。
    Wǒ míngtiān xiàwǔ xiūjià.
    I’m taking tomorrow afternoon off.

Stroke Order & Character Components

下 (xià): below; down; downwards; lower; later; next (week, etc.); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down; to arrive at (a decision, conclusion, etc.); measure word to show the frequency of an action

  • (yī): one
  • (gǔn): line
  • (zhǔ): stroke

午 (wǔ): noon; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 7th earthly branch; 5th solar month (6th June-6th July); year of the Horse

  • : unidentified strokes
  • 十 (shí): ten
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