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Kanji: 日 hi day

JLPT N5: 21 / 100 | 4 Strokes

On: ニチ
Kun: ひ

Meaning: sun; day

The word for “sun” is 太陽 taiyou.

Kanji Parts:

  • 一 (one; ceiling)
  • 口 mouth

Mnemonics: 

  • A square sun with a line through it.

Stroke Order:

Examples:

  • ある日 aru hi – one day (as in: One day, Little Red Riding Hood…)
  • 毎日 mai nichi – everyday
  • 今日 kyou – today [irregular pronunciation]
  • 日曜日 nichi you bi – Sunday

Example Sentence:

毎日、日本語を勉強します。
mainichi, nihongo o benkyou shimasu.
Everyday I study Japanese.

  • 毎日 every day
  • 日本語 Japanese
  • 勉強します to study

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