The Chinese word 中午 literally means “middle of the day” and is used to refer to noon or midday. It is commonly used in phrases such as 中午吃饭 which means “have lunch at noon” or 中午休息 which means “take a break at noon”. In Chinese culture, it is customary to take a midday nap or rest during the hottest hours of the day, so the term 中午 also carries connotations of rest and relaxation.
Noun: noon, midday
|今天中午我要去吃烤鸭||jīntiān zhōngwǔ wǒ yào qù chī kǎoyā||I’m going to eat roast duck for lunch today|
|中午的阳光很暖和||zhōngwǔ de yángguāng hěn nuǎnhuo||The sunshine at noon is very warm|
|我常常在中午做运动||wǒ chángcháng zài zhōngwǔ zuò yùndòng||I often exercise at noon|
|中午的时候，我喜欢喝一杯茶||zhōngwǔ de shíhòu, wǒ xǐhuān hē yī bēi chá||At noon, I like to have a cup of tea|
|我们公司中午有一个小时的午休时间||wǒmen gōngsī zhōngwǔ yǒu yīgè xiǎoshí de wǔxiū shíjiān||Our company has a one-hour lunch break at noon|
|中午的时候，我去图书馆看书||zhōngwǔ de shíhòu, wǒ qù túshūguǎn kànshū||At noon, I go to the library to read|
|我们中午一起去吃饭吧||wǒmen zhōngwǔ yīqǐ qù chīfàn ba||Let’s go have lunch together|
|中午的时候，我会给家里打电话||zhōngwǔ de shíhòu, wǒ huì gěi jiālǐ dǎ diànhuà||At noon, I will call my family|
中午 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.