But I saw this sentence: I wake up three times in the night. If this sentense is correct, I think it means general night instead of a special night. What do you think?

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ahenus 11280
at night is general, in the night marks a specific night, hence the usage of 'the'.

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tiffy 7330
I think it's safer to use "at night"

But you might want to check this out http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/121858/at-night-or-in-the-night

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Hi, my teacher said if you do it regularly, you will use "at night", however, it just happens sometimes, use "in the night"

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