(yè)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. night
  2. darkness

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Traditional Chinese


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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
熬夜 áoyè stay up very late or all night
昼夜 zhòuyè day and night/continuously without stop
埃及夜鹰 Aī jí yè yīng (bird species of China) Egyptian nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)
熬更守夜 áo gēng shǒu yè to stay up through the night (idiom)
熬夜 áo yè to stay up late or all night
巴山夜雨 Bā shān yè yǔ rain on Mt Ba (idiom)/lonely in a strange land/Evening Rain, 1980 movie about the Cultural Revolution
白夜 bái yè white night
半夜 bàn yè midnight/in the middle of the night
半夜三更 bàn yè sān gēng in the depth of night/late at night
包夜 bāo yè to buy an all-night package/(esp.) to book a prostitute for the night
俾夜作昼 bǐ yè zuò zhòu lit. to make night as day (idiom)/fig. to burn the midnight oil/work especially hard
俾昼作夜 bǐ zhòu zuò yè to make day as night (idiom, from Book of Songs)/fig. to prolong one's pleasure regardless of the hour
不分昼夜 bù fēn zhòu yè day and night/round-the-clock
卜昼卜夜 bǔ zhòu bǔ yè day and night (to toil, to abandon oneself to pleasure etc)
查夜 chá yè night patrol/to make nightly rounds
长尾夜鹰 cháng wěi yè yīng (bird species of China) large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus)
长夜 cháng yè long dark night/fig. long period of misery and oppression
长夜漫漫 cháng yè màn màn endless night (idiom)/fig. long suffering
长夜难明 cháng yè nán míng lit. many nights under a harsh moon/long years of oppression (idiom)
彻夜 chè yè the whole night
彻夜不眠 chè yè bù mián to be sleepless all night
成夜 chéng yè all night long
初夜 chū yè early evening/wedding night/(fig.) first sexual encounter
春江花月夜 Chūn jiāng huā yuè yè River on a spring night, long yuefu poem by 張若虛|张若虚[Zhāng Ruò xū]
大半夜 dà bàn yè the middle of the night
当夜 dāng yè on that night
当夜 dàng yè that very night/the same night
洞房花烛夜 dòng fáng huā zhú yè wedding night
隔夜 gé yè overnight/of the previous day
过夜 guò yè to spend the night/overnight
黑天半夜 hēi tiān bàn yè lit. the black sky of midnight/very late at night (idiom)
黑夜 hēi yè night
今夜 jīn yè tonight/this evening
禁夜 jìn yè curfew
开夜车 kāi yè chē to burn the midnight oil/to work late into the night
蓝须夜蜂虎 lán xū yè fēng hǔ (bird species of China) blue-bearded bee-eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)
连夜 lián yè that very night/through the night/for several nights in a row
林夜鹰 lín yè yīng (bird species of China) savanna nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis)
马无夜草不肥,人无外快不富 mǎ wú yè cǎo bù féi, rén wú wài kuài bù fù a horse cannot get fat without an extra ration, a man cannot get rich without an extra income (idiom)
漫漫长夜 màn màn cháng yè endless night (idiom)/fig. long suffering
毛腿耳夜鹰 máo tuǐ ěr yè yīng (bird species of China) great eared nightjar (Eurostopodus macrotis)
没日没夜 méi rì méi yè day and night/regardless of the time of day or night
每夜 měi yè nightly
母夜叉 mǔ yè chā witch/shrew/vixen
年夜 nián yè lunar New Year's Eve
年夜饭 nián yè fàn New Year's Eve family dinner
欧夜鹰 Oū yè yīng (bird species of China) European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
平安夜 Píng ān Yè Silent Night (Christmas carol)/Christmas Eve
平生不做亏心事,半夜敲门心不惊 píng shēng bù zuò kuī xīn shì, bàn yè qiāo mén xīn bù jīng He who never wrongs others does not fear the knock in the night./Rest with a clear conscience.
破屋又遭连夜雨 pò wū yòu zāo lián yè yǔ see 屋漏偏逢連夜雨|屋漏偏逢连夜雨[wū lòu piān féng lián yè yǔ]
普通夜鹰 pǔ tōng yè yīng (bird species of China) grey nightjar (Caprimulgus jotaka)
前半夜 qián bàn yè first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
前夜 qián yè the eve/the night before
侵夜 qīn yè (literary) nightfall/night
犬夜叉 Quǎn yè chà Inuyasha, fictional character
日夜 rì yè day and night/around the clock
日夜兼程 rì yè jiān chéng to travel day and night
入夜 rù yè nightfall
三更半夜 sān gēng bàn yè in the depth of the night/very late at night
上半夜 shàng bàn yè first half of the night/time before midnight
上夜 shàng yè to be on night duty
深更半夜 shēn gēng bàn yè in the dead of night (idiom)
深夜 shēn yè very late at night
守夜 shǒu yè to be on all-night duty/to be on night watch/to keep a vigil
夙兴夜寐 sù xīng yè mèi to rise early and sleep late (idiom)/to work hard/to study diligently/to burn the candle at both ends
夙夜 sù yè morning and night/always/at all times
宿夜 sù yè to stay overnight
夙夜匪懈 sù yè fěi xiè to work from morning to night (idiom)
天方夜谭 Tiān fāng Yè tán The Arabian Nights (classic story)
天方夜谭 tiān fāng yè tán fantasy story
挑灯夜战 tiǎo dēng yè zhàn to raise a lantern and fight at night (idiom)/fig. to work into the night/to burn the midnight oil
通夜 tōng yè all through the night/overnight
屋漏更遭连夜雨 wū lòu gèng zāo lián yè yǔ when it rains, it pours (idiom)
屋漏偏逢连夜雨 wū lòu piān féng lián yè yǔ when it rains, it pours (idiom)
午夜 wǔ yè midnight
宵夜 xiāo yè midnight snack/late-night snack
消夜 xiāo yè nighttime snack/late-night supper
小夜曲 xiǎo yè qǔ serenade
夜半 yè bàn midnight
夜班 yè bān night shift
夜不闭户 yè bù bì hù lit. doors not locked at night (idiom)/fig. stable society
夜不成眠 yè bù chéng mián to be unable to sleep at night
夜不归宿 yè bù guī sù to stay out all night (idiom)
夜叉 yè chā yaksha (malevolent spirit) (loanword)/(fig.) ferocious-looking person
夜场 yè chǎng evening show (at theater etc)
夜大 yè dà evening college (abbr. for 夜大學|夜大学[yè dà xué])
夜大学 yè dà xué evening college
夜店 yè diàn nightclub
夜光 yè guāng luminous
夜壶 yè hú chamber pot
夜间 yè jiān nighttime/evening or night (e.g. classes)
夜间部 yè jiān bù (Tw) evening program (at a college)/night school
夜景 yè jǐng nightscape
夜惊 yè jīng night terror/sleep terror
夜开花 yè kāi huā bottle gourd (i.e. 瓠瓜[hù guā])
夜空 yè kōng night sky
夜来香 yè lái xiāng tuberose/Cestrum nocturnum, see also 夜香木
夜阑 yè lán late at night/in the dead of night
夜阑人静 yè lán rén jìng the still of the night (idiom)/late at night
夜阑珊 yè lán shān late at night
夜郎 Yè láng small barbarian kingdom in southern China during the Han dynasty
夜郎自大 Yè láng zì dà lit. Yelang thinks highly of itself (idiom)/fig. foolish conceit
夜里 yè li during the night/at night/nighttime
夜鹭 yè lù (bird species of China) black-crowned night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
夜盲症 yè máng zhèng night blindness/nyctalopia
夜猫子 yè māo zi owl/(fig.) night owl
夜幕 yè mù curtain of night/gathering darkness
夜幕低垂 yè mù dī chuí darkness fell (falls, had fallen etc)
夜幕降临 yè mù jiàng lín nightfall
夜鸟 yè niǎo nocturnal bird
夜盆儿 yè pén er chamber pot
夜曲 yè qǔ nocturne (music)
夜色 yè sè night scene/the dim light of night
夜色苍茫 yè sè cāng máng gathering dusk
夜深人静 yè shēn rén jìng in the dead of night (idiom)
夜神仙 yè shén xiān night owl/late sleeper
夜生活 yè shēng huó night life
夜市 yè shì night market
夜视 yè shì night vision
夜视镜 yè shì jìng night vision device
夜视仪 yè shì yí night vision device
夜晚 yè wǎn night/CL:個|个[gè]
夜袭 yè xí night attack
夜香木 yè xiāng mù Cestrum nocturnum
夜宵 yè xiāo midnight snack
夜校 yè xiào evening school/night school
夜枭 yè xiāo owl
夜消 yè xiāo variant of 夜宵[yè xiāo]
夜宵儿 yè xiāo er erhua variant of 夜宵[yè xiāo]
夜行 yè xíng night walk/night departure/nocturnal
夜行军 yè xíng jūn a night march
夜行性 yè xíng xìng nocturnal
夜行昼伏 yè xíng zhòu fú to travel at night and lie low by day (idiom)
夜夜 yè yè every night
夜以继日 yè yǐ jì rì night and day (idiom)/continuous strenuous effort
夜莺 yè yīng nightingale
夜鹰 yè yīng nightjar (nocturnal bird in the family Caprimulgidae)
夜游 yè yóu to go to some place at night/to take a night trip to (a place)/to sleepwalk
夜游症 yè yóu zhèng somnambulism/sleepwalking
夜招待酒会 yè zhāo dài jiǔ huì evening cocktail reception
夜总会 yè zǒng huì nightclub/nightspot
一千零一夜 Yī qiān Líng Yī Yè The Book of One Thousand and One Nights
一夜爆红 yī yè bào hóng to become popular overnight
一夜露水 yī yè lù shui one-night stand/ephemeral
一夜情 yī yè qíng one night stand
一夜之间 yī yè zhī jiān (lit. and fig.) overnight
元夜 yuán yè Lantern Festival/night of 15th of first lunar month/see also 元宵[yuán xiāo]
月夜 yuè yè moonlit night
整夜 zhěng yè the whole night/all through the night
值夜 zhí yè on night duty
仲夏夜之梦 Zhòng xià yè zhī mèng Midsummer night's dream, comedy by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚[Shā shì bǐ yà]
中亚夜鹰 Zhōng yà yè yīng (bird species of China) Vaurie's nightjar (Caprimulgus centralasicus)
昼短夜长 zhòu duǎn yè cháng the winter days are short and the nights long (idiom)
昼伏夜出 zhòu fú yè chū nocturnal/to hide by day and come out at night
昼夜 zhòu yè day and night/period of 24 hours/continuously, without stop
昼夜节律 zhòu yè jié lǜ circadian rhythm
昼夜平分点 zhòu yè píng fēn diǎn the equinox
子夜 zǐ yè midnight
棕夜鹭 zōng yè lù (bird species of China) rufous night heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)
昨夜 zuó yè last night

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