日日

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See also: 日々

Chinese[edit]

 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(日日)

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日日

  1. (literary) daily

Japanese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
ひ > び
Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Reduplication of ‎(hi, sun; day). The hi changes to bi due to rendaku (連濁).

This is generally the most common reading for this kanji compound.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

日日 ‎(hiragana ひび, romaji hibi)

  1. day by day
    日日 (ひび) (あつ)くなるね。
    Hibi atsuku naru ne.
    It's getting hotter day by day, isn't it.
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Noun[edit]

日日 ‎(hiragana ひび, romaji hibi)

  1. every day, daily
    日日 (ひび)御飯 (ごはん)
    hibi no gohan
    one's daily meals
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Etymology 2[edit]

Kanji in this term
にち
Grade: 1
にち
Grade: 1
on'yomi

Reduplication of ‎(nichi, sun; day), using the on'yomi pronunciation.

This is a less-common reading for this kanji compound.

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Adverb[edit]

日日 ‎(hiragana にちにち, romaji nichinichi)

  1. day by day
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Noun[edit]

日日 ‎(hiragana にちにち, romaji nichinichi)

  1. every day, daily
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Etymology 3[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
にち
Grade: 1
yutōyomi

Compound of ‎(hi, sun; day, using the native Japanese reading) +‎ ‎(nichi, sun; day, using the Chinese-derived reading).

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Noun[edit]

日日 ‎(hiragana ひにち, romaji hinichi)

  1. a specific date
    日日 (ひにち) ()める
    hinichi o kimeru
    to set a date
  2. days
    骨折 (こっせつ) (なお)るまでどのくらい日日 (ひにち) ()かったの?
    Kossetsu ga naoru made dono kurai hinichi ga kakatta no?
    How many days did it take for your broken bone to heal?
Usage notes[edit]

Often spelled 日にち to avoid ambiguity.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3