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伏天 tiān see 三伏[san1 fu2]
三伏 sān the three annual periods of hot weather, namely 初伏[chu1 fu2], 中伏[zhong1 fu2] and 末伏[mo4 fu2], which run consecutively over a period from mid-July to late August
初伏 chū the first of the three annual periods of hot weather (三伏[san1 fu2]), which typically begins in mid-July and lasts 10 days
中伏 zhōng the second of the three annual periods of hot weather (三伏[san1 fu2]), which begins in late July and lasts either 10 or 20 days, depending on the Chinese calendar in that year
末伏 the third of the three annual periods of hot weather (三伏[san1 fu2]), which typically runs over the middle ten days of August
出伏 chū to come to the end of the hottest period of the year (known as 三伏[san1 fu2])
三伏天 sān tiān see 三伏[san1 fu2]


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