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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形)

日 is from a pictographic representation of the sun.

日 日 日 日
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

See the table at the Wikipedia article on Chinese character classification for other forms.

Han character[edit]

(radical 72 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 日 (A), four-corner 60100, composition)

  1. sun
  2. day
  3. daytime
  4. shorthand for 日本 (Japan)

Descendants[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Not to be confused with , which is generally wider and shorter
  • is sometimes simplified to 日, as in

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 489, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13733
  • Dae Jaweon: page 848, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1482, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+65E5

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping jat6, Yale yat6)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ nyit, Guangdong ngit7; ngit8 [Meixian], Hagfa Pinyim ngid5)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. day
  2. sun
  3. counter for days
  4. Japan

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese /hi1/. This is distinct from (hi), consistently rendered as /hi2/ in Old Japanese. See Jōdai Tokushu Kanazukai for details on Old Japanese readings.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji hi)

  1. sun
  2. day
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Apophonic form of /hi/. Obsolete; only used in compounds in modern Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

In compounds, this is often realized simply as /u/, [ɯᵝ].

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji fu)

  1. (obsolete) day
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -ka)

  1. number of days

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana , romaji -ka)

  1. day of the month

Usage notes[edit]

The use of ka for the number of days or day of the month is somewhat irregular in Japanese, and only applies to certain numbers, as listed below from 1 to 31.

Etymology 4[edit]

Apophonic form of /ka/. Obsolete; only used in certain set phrases in modern Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ke)

  1. (obsolete) days
    Only used in plural contexts. Never used to indicate a single day.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana にち, romaji -nichi)

  1. -th
    27日 (じゅうしちにち)
    jū shichi-nichi
    the 27th

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(il)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: il, McCune-Reischauer: il, Yale: il)
  • Name (hangeul):  (revised: nal, McCune-Reischauer: nal, Yale: nal)

Noun[edit]

  1. (as an abbreviation) Sunday

Compounds[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (literary) sun
  2. (literary) day
  3. (literary) day of the month

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Middle Chinese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(*njit)


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA ji̍t (jit8), li̍t (lit8))

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(nhật)

Compounds[edit]