4 strokes
sun, day
day, sun, Japan, counter for days
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
1 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 日 【ニチ】 Sunday, nth day (of the month), counter for days, Japan
  • 日曜日 【ニチヨウビ】 Sunday
  • 明後日 【アサッテ】 day after tomorrow, wrong (e.g. direction)
  • 明々後日 【シアサッテ】 in three days' time, two days after tomorrow
  • 日月 【ジツゲツ】 sun and moon, time, days and months, years, Sunday and Monday
  • 日外 【ジツガイ】 at one time, some time ago, once
  • 一昨昨日 【イッサクサクジツ】 two days before yesterday, three days back (ago)
  • 両日 【リョウジツ】 both days, two days

Kun reading compounds

  • 日 【ひ】 day, days, sun, sunshine, sunlight, (the) day, daytime, daylight, date, deadline, (past) days, time (e.g. of one's childhood), case (esp. unfortunate), event
  • 日付 【ひづけ】 date, dating
  • 在りし日 【ありしひ】 past days, bygone days, days of yore, the olden days, while still alive, during one's lifetime
  • あくる日 【あくるひ】 next day, following day


Japanese names:
あ、 あき、 いる、 く、 くさ、 こう、 す、 たち、 に、 にっ、 につ、 へ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • día
  • solar
  • Japón
  • sol
  • rayo de sol


  • dia
  • sol
  • Japão


  • jour
  • soleil
  • Japon
  • compteur de jours
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