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Sun in Chinese / Japanese...

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Sun / Solar

Also means Day, Sunshine, Sunlight, or Japan
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Japan hi / nichi
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Sun / Solar

This is the word for sun. It also means day, and can refer to the day of the month when expressing the date.
Example: October 1st would be "10 Moons, 1 Sun."

This character is also the first Kanji for the title of Japan (in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja). Thus, this character is used as an adjective for things that are Japanese.
Ever heard of Japan being called, "The land of the rising sun"? Well, that's what the full title of Japan means.

Depending on context, this character can mean Sunshine or Sunlight.


Note: In Japanese, this Kanji has a variety of possible pronunciations. The pronunciation changed depending on context and how this Kanji is combined with other Kanji. When used alone, this is usually "hi" (pronounced like "hee") but sometimes it's "nichi." When combined, it can be "tsu," "ni," "ka," and a few others.

Sun

China tài yang
Japan tai you
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Sun

太陽 is a two-character title for the Sun.

This refers specifically to Sol, the star at the center of our Solar system.

In Japanese, this is often romanized as Taiyou or Taiyo, but can also be pronounced as the names Minami, Hiroaki, Hinata, Hikaru, Tsubasa, Tahi, Takayasu, Takaharu, or Soru.

Tomorrow / The Next Sun

China míng rì
Japan ashita / meibi
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Tomorrow<br>The Next Sun

This is a common way to say "tomorrow" in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

This temporal noun literally means "next sun[rise]." In addition to "tomorrow," it can also mean "near future."

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name Meibi.

Heaven / Sky

China tiān
Japan ten
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Heaven / Sky

This character means "heaven" or "sky" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The context determines if you are talking about heaven or the sky above (often they are the same concept).

When combined with other characters, words like "today" and "tomorrow" are created. While sometimes the character for "sun" is used to mean "day," often "sky" represents "day" in Asian languages.
Example: 今天 (this sky) = "today," 明天 (next sky) = "tomorrow" in modern Chinese and Japanese.

In Chinese culture, regardless of which religion, it's almost always assumed that God (and any other deities) live up above in the sky. The concept of God living in the sky is likely the reason heaven is associated with this character.
The equation goes something like this: God's domain is the sky, thus, the sky is heaven.


Note: As a single character, this is a little ambiguous, so you might want to choose our Kingdom of Heaven selection instead.


See Also:  Heaven | God | Today

Day

China
Japan hi / nichi
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Day

This is how to write "day" in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Hanja.

This can also mean "Sun," the star in the middle of the Solar system in which we live. In Japanese, it can also mean "sunshine" or even "Sunday."

When writing the date in modern Chinese and Japanese, putting a number in front of this character indicates the day of the month. Of course, you need to indicate the month too... The month is expressed with a number followed by the character for the moon. So "three moons ten suns" would be "March 10th" or "3/10."

Note: This is also the first character for the proper name of Japan. Remember that Japan is "The land of the rising sun"? Well, the first character for Japan means "sun" the second means "origin" so you get the real meaning now. Sometimes, in China, this sun character can be a short name for Japan or a suffix for something of or from Japan.


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There are many Chinese characters that can romanize as sun. Below are dictionary results where the characters match this romanization.

Characters
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin sūn / sun1
Taiwan sun
Japanese son ゆずる
Chinese grandson; descendant; surname Sun
Japanese grandchild; (given name) Yuzuru; (surname) Magosaki; (surname) Mago; (given name) Douson; (surname, given name) Son; (surname) Sun; (personal name) Iku
Grandchild; grandson; translit. sun.

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Mandarin sǔn / sun3
Taiwan sun
Japanese son たくじ
Chinese to decrease; to lose; to damage; to harm; (coll.) to speak sarcastically; to deride; caustic; mean; one of the 64 trigrams of the Book of Changes (old)
Japanese (adj-na,n,n-suf) loss; disadvantage; (personal name) Takuji
To spoil, hurt, damage.

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Mandarin sūn / sun1
Taiwan sun
Chinese to rub with the hand; to stroke

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Mandarin sǔn / sun3
Taiwan sun
Chinese mortise and tenon (slot and tab forming a carpenter's joint)

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Mandarin sǔn / sun3
Taiwan sun
Japanese takouna / takona たこうな
 takenoko たけのこ
 takanna たかんな
 takamuna たかむな
Chinese bamboo shoot
Japanese (1) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) inexperienced doctor; quack; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) bamboo shoot

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Mandarin sǔn / sun3
Taiwan sun
Chinese cross-beam for hanging bells

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Mandarin sūn / sun1
Taiwan sun
Chinese (monkey)

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Mandarin sūn / sun1
Taiwan sun
Chinese fragrant grass

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Mandarin sūn / sun1
Taiwan sun
Chinese (literary) supper

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Mandarin sǔn / sun3
Taiwan sun
Japanese hayabusa はやぶさ
 hayato はやと
 hayashi はやし
 junji じゅんじ
 jun じゅん
 shun しゅん
Chinese falcon; Taiwan pr. [zhun3]
Japanese (kana only) falcon (esp. the peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus); (surname) Hayabusa; (m,f) Hayato; (given name) Hayashi; (personal name) Junji; (given name) Jun; (given name) Shun

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.


A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.




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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sun / Solar hi / nichirì / ri4 / ri jih
Sun 太陽
太阳
tai you / taiyou / tai yo / taiyotài yang / tai4 yang5 / tai yang / taiyang t`ai yang / taiyang / tai yang
Tomorrow / The Next Sun 明日ashita / meibimíng rì / ming2 ri4 / ming ri / mingri ming jih / mingjih
Heaven / Sky tentiān / tian1 / tian t`ien / tien
Day hi / nichirì / ri4 / ri jih

In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line. In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

Some people may refer to this entry as Sun Kanji, Sun Characters, Sun in Mandarin Chinese, Sun Characters, Sun in Chinese Writing, Sun in Japanese Writing, Sun in Asian Writing, Sun Ideograms, Chinese Sun symbols, Sun Hieroglyphics, Sun Glyphs, Sun in Chinese Letters, Sun Hanzi, Sun in Japanese Kanji, Sun Pictograms, Sun in the Chinese Written-Language, or Sun in the Japanese Written-Language.

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