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The Chinese word shangwu - 上午 - shàngwŭ
(forenoon in Chinese)

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English translations

forenoon, morning,
ante meridiem, a.m.

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( shangwu / shàngwŭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: forenoon )

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上午 ( shangwu / shàngwŭ ) is composed of these characters: (shang) , (wu)
The traditional Chinese characters of shàngwŭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 上午 ( shangwu / shàngwŭ ) Writing in Pinyin
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Wo mingtian shangwu jian ni.
Wŏ míngtiān shàngwŭ jiàn nĭ.
 – English translation: I see you tomorrow before noon.

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above  |  noon
上午 ( shangwu / shàngwŭ ) belongs to the 1000 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 900)
More words that mean morning in Chinese
chén ( 晨 ), zāochén ( 早晨 ), zăo ( 早 ), zăoshang ( 早上 )

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