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English Meaning
  1. day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Readings
Kun'yomi: -か、-び、ひ。
On'yomi: ジツ、ニチ。

Japanese Meaning for 日

Dictionary Entries for 日

hi
adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
  1. day; days
  2. sun; sunshine; sunlight
  3. case (esp. unfortunate); event
nichi
noun
  1. Sunday
  2. day (of the month)
  3. counter for days
ka
noun, used as a suffix
  1. day of month
  2. counter for days

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Construction of Character for 日

Origin and construction of 日
  1. 象形太陽の形をかたどったもの。

Kanji related to 日

  • 便

    湿

Meanings in Other Languages for 日

French
  1. jour, soleil, Japon, compteur de jours
Portuguese
  1. dia, sol, Japão
Spanish
  1. día, solar, Japón, sol, rayo de sol

Comments for 日

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I think it is because NIHON (にほん) is an abbreviation of NIPPON (にっぽん).  The 「にっ」 reading in にっぽん is derived from the onyomi reading にち which you would see in words like 日曜日 (にちようび).

Just be aware though that there is a lot of special readings for certain words where there will be no associated kun'yomi or on'yomi for it.  明日 (あした) is an example of this.

#33 Posted by flint about 10 months ago

in both onyoumi and kunyoumi there is no reading as NI for this kanji, but NIHON (Japan) why it is spelling NI here? 

#32 Posted by oyuntsogt about 10 months ago

Well, of course there are some principals depending on the way the word is made such as if the kanji is combined with hiragana in which case mostly you use Kunyomi or if the word is made from two or more kanji without any hiragana, you use Onyomi. If the kanji is by itself, then most probably Kunyomi would be the reading.

But I generally agree with the point made in the previous post that you must learn it based on experience. Because knowing principals, though necessary, is not exactly going to make you fluent in reading Kanji.

#31 Posted by Quince Blossom about 12 months ago

neko_ wrote yesterday at 8:31 AM

In what situations should I use certain readings in Onyomi and Kunyomi? I mean, in both KUnyomi and Onyomi there are few different readings. When use which? Any examples?

I think thats a vocabulary recognition thing. Once you get use to seeing strings of kanji together, you'll get use to how to say it based off experience with the kanji. Like in english when you see a word like, champion, instead of saying cham-pi-shun, your mind (with practice) will read it naturally as cham-pee-yon.

#30 Posted by Terzorian over 1 year ago

In what situations should I use certain readings in Onyomi and Kunyomi? I mean, in both KUnyomi and Onyomi there are few different readings. When use which? Any examples?

#29 Posted by neko_ over 1 year ago


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