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The Chinese word xiawu - 下午 - xiàwŭ
(afternoon in Chinese)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

afternoon, p.m.,
P.M., pm

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( xiawu / xiàwŭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: afternoon )

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下午 ( xiawu / xiàwŭ ) is composed of these characters: (xia) , (wu)
The traditional Chinese characters of xiàwŭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 下午 ( xiawu / xiàwŭ ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo mingtian xiawu jian ni.
Wŏ míngtiān xiàwŭ jiàn nĭ.
 – English translation: I see you tomorrow afternoon.

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below  |  noon
下午 ( xiawu / xiàwŭ ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 362)

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