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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. noon; midday. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 4
Traditional :
Usage : 10.8%
1. I am not busy at 2:00 in the afternoon
xià liǎng diǎn yǒu kōng
: I, me
下午 : afternoon
两点 : two o’clock
有空 : free
2. Did everybody finish their lunch?
měi rén dōu chī wán fàn le ma
每个人 : everybody
: all
: eat
: finish
午饭 : lunch
: (used after an action that has taken place)
: (question tag)
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4 thoughts on “午”

  1. Hi Min Min, can you help me about this question?
    the character 都 why didn’t mean all?
    the 了particle can change being already isn’t it?
    thank you ^_^

    1. Hi lie_xian,
      The particle 了 is used after an action that has taken place, which has the same meaning as already.

      For the character 都, I think you are right.
      Let see these 2 sentences:

      i. 每个人都吃完午饭了吗?(Did everybody finish their lunch?)

      ii. 他吃完午饭了吗? (Did he finish his lunch?)

      For sentence (ii), the 都 is not and should not be there. It is wrong to say ‘他都吃完午饭了吗?’
      So the 都 in the sentence (i) should mean “all”, and not “already”.

      Thanks for pointing out the error. I have changed the meaning of 都 from “already” to “all”.

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