Today’s first #kanji is #昼. It’s made of 尺 + 日 + 一.
尺（シャク） means a scale or it is a unit for length (1尺 = 30.3 cm) and from here it means “short.”
日 （ひ、ニチ） means a day or the sun.
一（イチ） is No. 1.
I can’t explain why combining these 3 parts makes “daytime” but it’s easier to remember that way, isn’t it?
昼夜（チュウヤ）: day and night
白昼（ハクチュウ）: broad daylight, the daytime
昼間（チュウカン）: the daytime, day
昼休み（ひるやすみ）: a lunch break, a lunch hour
昼寝（ひるね）: sleeping during the day, a (midday) nap
真昼（まひる）: broad daylight, midday, high noon
昼間（ひるま）: day, daytime
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