Meaning

Primary

Middle Of The Night

Alternative

Late At Night

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The deep night is the middle of the night. It doesn't get any deeper than that before you start coming out of the night to start the next day.

Reading

しんや
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 深夜に〜
  • 深夜〜
  • 深夜まで〜
  • 深夜の〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 深夜になる
    to become the middle of the night
    深夜に放送する
    to broadcast in the middle of the night
    深夜に行う
    to carry out late at night
  • 深夜手当て
    pay for late-night work
    深夜番組
    late-night show
    深夜労働
    late-night work
  • 深夜までいる
    to be somewhere until the middle of the night
    深夜まで飲む
    to drink until late at night
    深夜まで働く
    to work late into the night
  • 深夜のテレビ
    late-night TV
    深夜のコンビニ
    late-night convenience store
    深夜の一時
    1 a.m.

Context Sentences

こんな深夜に、どうしたの?

What's up this late at night?

深夜に小ばらが空いてきた。

I got a bit hungry in the middle of the night.

環境難民となった熊たちは、新しい国で食べ物を探すため、深夜、国境を越えた。

The environmental refugee bears crossed the border late in the night to find something to eat in a new country.

Kanji Composition