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昼 means 'noon'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 978   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-9    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 15    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 45 words   Used in 60 words   Used in 68 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   チュウ
Kun
   ひる noon, daytime
  
⿵   shaku   dawn  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 昼 is used 11 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 昼 is used 58 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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チュウ : 28 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. lunch; midday meal
2. food served at a tea party (tea ceremony)  (usu. 中食)
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ひる : 29 words FIND ALL
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. noon; midday  (see also: 御昼)
2. daytime  (this meaning is restricted to form 昼, 晝)
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ひる (read as ぴる) : 1 word FIND ALL
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
broad daylight
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Henshall: 188 (originally: 172)  Joy o' Kanji : 172  Key to Kanji: 738 

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チュウ   ひる noon, daytime   
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シャク    unit of length (about a foot)   
タン   ダン    dawn   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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