The Chinese word “下午” refers to the period of time between 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm. It is commonly used to indicate the afternoon or early evening hours. For example, if someone asks you to meet them at 3:00 pm, they might say “我们下午三点见” which means “let’s meet at 3:00 pm in the afternoon.” The word “下午” is made up of two characters: “下” which means “below” or “after” and “午” which refers to the horse hour in the Chinese zodiac, corresponding to midday.
|我们下午要开会||wǒmen xiàwǔ yào kāihuì||We have a meeting in the afternoon|
|明天下午我要去图书馆||míngtiān xiàwǔ wǒ yào qù túshūguǎn||I’m going to the library tomorrow afternoon|
|你下午有空吗？||nǐ xiàwǔ yǒu kòng ma?||Are you free in the afternoon?|
|下午请你喝茶怎么样？||xiàwǔ qǐng nǐ hēchá zěnme yàng?||How about having tea in the afternoon?|
|我下午要去健身房||wǒ xiàwǔ yào qù jiànshēnfáng||I’m going to the gym in the afternoon|
|下午的阳光很温暖||xiàwǔ de yángguāng hěn wēnnuǎn||The afternoon sun is very warm|
|我们下午一起去看电影吧||wǒmen xiàwǔ yìqǐ qù kàn diànyǐng ba||Let’s go watch a movie together in the afternoon|
|下午的风景很美丽||xiàwǔ de fēngjǐng hěn měilì||The afternoon scenery is very beautiful|
下午 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.