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How to say Midnight In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
真夜中まよなか
Pronunciation: mayonaka
How to Say It Outloud: ma-yo-na-ka
Usage: Commonly used to describe the time around midnight.
Example Sentence Japanese:真夜中に目が覚めた。
Example Sentence English:I woke up at midnight.
KanjiHiragana
深夜しんや
Pronunciation: shinya
How to Say It Outloud: shin-ya
Usage: Also used to refer to late night time, including midnight.
Example Sentence Japanese:深夜に電話が鳴った。
Example Sentence English:The phone rang at midnight.
KanjiHiragana
午前零時ごぜんれいじ
Pronunciation: gozen reiji
How to Say It Outloud: go-zen rei-ji
Usage: Specifically to denote 12:00 AM (00:00 hours).
Example Sentence Japanese:午前零時に日付が変わる。
Example Sentence English:The date changes at midnight.

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