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The Chinese word banye - 半夜 - bànyè
(midnight in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

in the middle of the night

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Chinese characters  ( banye / bànyè ) with pronunciation (English translation: midnight )
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半夜 ( banye / bànyè ) is composed of these characters: (ban) , (ye)
The traditional Chinese characters of bànyè are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 半夜 ( banye / bànyè ) Writing in Pinyin
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Ta zai banye kanshu.
Tā zài bànyè kànshū.

 – English translation: He reads books at midnight.

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half  |  night
半夜 ( banye / bànyè ) belongs to the 1000 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 535)

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