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China yáng guāng
Japan you kou

陽光 is the Chinese word for sunshine.

陽光 is a more emotional word compared to another Asian word that means "sunlight." If you were going to sing a song, or write a poem, this is the word you would use.

Note: This is a rarely-used word in Korean or Japanese.

Sunshine / Sunlight

China rì guāng
Japan nikkou
Sunshine / Sunlight

日光 is the Japanese Kanji word for sunshine or sunlight.

This can also be the Japanese female given name Himi.

Sun / Solar

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

日 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."

日 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.

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Mandarin huī / hui1
Taiwan hui
Japanese hikaru ひかる
 hikari ひかり
 hikatsu ひかつ
 teru てる
 terasu てらす
 akira あきら
Chinese sunshine; to shine upon; variant of 輝|辉[hui1]
Japanese (given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (personal name) Hikatsu; (surname, given name) Teru; (given name) Terasu; (personal name) Ki; (given name) Akira
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Mandarin/ ri4
Taiwan jih
Japanese hiru ひる
 hiyanagi ひやなぎ
 hinata ひなた
 hitohi ひとひ
 hidaka ひだか
 hitaga ひたが
 hitaka ひたか
 hizaki ひざき
 hisaki ひさき
 hikaru ひかる
 nisshuu / nisshu
 nichiren にっしゅう
 tachimori にっ
 takanichi にちれん
 jitsu たちもり
 kusayanagi たかにち
 kusanagi じつ
 akira くさやなぎ
Chinese sun; day; date, day of the month; abbr. for 日本[Ri4 ben3], Japan
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) day; days; (2) sun; sunshine; sunlight; (3) case (esp. unfortunate); event; (1) (abbreviation) Sunday; (suffix) (2) day (of the month); (suf,ctr) (3) counter for days; (n,n-suf,n-pref) (4) (abbreviation) Japan; (suffix noun) (1) day of month; (counter) (2) counter for days; (surname) Hiru; (surname) Hiyanagi; (female given name) Hinata; (female given name) Hitohi; (surname) Hidaka; (surname) Hitaga; (surname) Hitaka; (surname) Hizaki; (surname) Hisaki; (female given name) Hikaru; (place-name) Hi; (given name) Nisshuu; (personal name) Nichiren; (place-name) Nichi; (surname) Tachimori; (surname) Takanichi; (given name) Jitsu; (surname) Kusayanagi; (surname) Kusa
sūrya; the sun; a day. 蘇利耶.
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Mandarin yáng guāng / yang2 guang1
Taiwan yang kuang
Japanese youkou / yoko ようこう
 youko / yoko ようこ
 hikari ひかり
 harumitsu はるみつ
 harumi はるみ
 akira あきら
 akimitsu あきみつ
 akimi あきみ
Chinese sunshine; CL:線|线[xian4]; transparent (open to public scrutiny)
Japanese sunshine; sunlight; (female given name) Youkou; (female given name) Youko; (female given name) Hikari; (given name) Harumitsu; (personal name) Harumi; (personal name) Akira; (personal name) Akimitsu; (female given name) Akimi
The sun's light, also idem陽燄 sun flames, or heat, i.e. the mirage causing the illusion of lakes; sunlight
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Mandarin yáng / yang2
Taiwan yang
Japanese hinode ひので
 izuru いずる
 akira あきら
Chinese rising sun; sunshine
Japanese (surname) Hinode; (given name) Izuru; (given name) Akira

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Mandarin līng / ling1
Taiwan ling
Chinese sunshine

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Mandarin shài / shai4
Taiwan shai
Chinese (of the sun) to shine on; to bask in (the sunshine); to dry (clothes, grain etc) in the sun; (fig.) to expose and share (one's experiences and thoughts) on the Web (loanword from "share"); (coll.) to give the cold shoulder to
To dry in the sun.

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese en
Chinese cause; reason; karma; fate; predestined affinity; margin; hem; edge; along
pratyaya means conviction, reliance, but with Buddhists especially it means 'a co-operating cause, the concurrent occasion of an event as distinguished from its proximate cause'. M.W. It is the circumstantial, conditioning, or secondary cause, in contrast with 因 hetu, the direct or fundamental cause. hetu is as the seed, pratyaya the soil, rain, sunshine, etc. To reason, conclude. To climb, lay hold of. The mind 能緣can reason, the objective is 所緣, the two in contact constitute the reasoning process. The four kinds of causes are 因緣; 次第緣; 緣緣, and 增上緣 q.v.
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Mandarin yáng / yang2
Taiwan yang
Japanese youji / yoji ようじ
 you / yo よう
 yako やこ
 minami みなみ
 mahina まひな
 hiroshi ひろし
 himari ひまり
 hinata ひなた
 hina ひな
 hitaka ひたか
 hizashi ひざし
 hikaru ひかる
 hikari ひかり
 haruhi はるひ
 haruna はるな
 haruki はるき
 haruka はるか
 haru はる
 noboru のぼる
 takashi たかし
 kiyoshi きよし
 ataru あたる
 akira あきら
 akimi あきみ
 akiho あきほ
 aki あき
 akari あかり
Chinese positive (electric.); sun; male principle (Taoism); Yang, opposite: 陰|阴[yin1] ☯
Japanese (1) yang (i.e. the positive); (2) the open (i.e. a visible place); (n-adv,n-t) sun; sunshine; sunlight; (personal name) Youji; (surname, female given name) You; (surname) Yako; (surname, female given name) Minami; (female given name) Mahina; (given name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Himari; (female given name) Hinata; (female given name) Hina; (given name) Hitaka; (female given name) Hizashi; (surname, female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (personal name) Hi; (female given name) Haruhi; (female given name) Haruna; (female given name) Haruki; (female given name) Haruka; (surname, female given name) Haru; (given name) Nob
The side on which the sun shines, the sun, heat, this life, positive, masculine, dynamic, etc; yang

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Mandarin jí xiōng / ji2 xiong1
Taiwan chi hsiung
Japanese kikkyou / kikkyo きっきょう
Chinese good and bad luck (in astrology)
Japanese sunshine and shadow; fortune
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Mandarin cì tóng / ci4 tong2
Taiwan tz`u t`ung / tzu tung
Chinese Indian coral tree; sunshine tree; tiger's claw; Erythrina variegata (botany)

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Mandarin nuǎn nán / nuan3 nan2
Taiwan nuan nan
Chinese sunshine boy; a man who is family-oriented, considerate and protective

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Mandarin chūn huī / chun1 hui1
Taiwan ch`un hui / chun hui
Japanese haruki はるき
Chinese lit. spring sunshine; fig. parental (often maternal) love
Japanese (personal name) Haruki

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Japanese hinata ひなた
 haruyo はるよ
 haruhi はるひ
 haruaki はるあき
 shunyou / shunyo しゅんよう
Japanese spring sunshine; springtime; (female given name) Hinata; (female given name) Haruyo; (female given name) Haruhi; (personal name) Haruaki; (given name) Shun'you

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Japanese hikage ひかげ
Japanese (1) shade; shadow; (2) sunshine; (place-name, surname) Hikage

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Mandarin rì zhào / ri4 zhao4
Taiwan jih chao
Japanese hideri ひでり
 nisshou / nissho にっしょう
 terasu てらす
 akiteru あきてる
Chinese sunshine; Rizhao prefecture level city in Shandong
Japanese sunlight; (place-name) Hideri; (surname) Nisshou; (female given name) Terasu; (surname) Akiteru
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Japanese teri てり
Japanese sunshine; dry weather; luster; lustre

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Mandarin bái rì / bai2 ri4
Taiwan pai jih
Japanese shirahi しらひ
 shirakusa しらくさ
Chinese daytime; sun; time
Japanese bright sunshine; broad daylight; (given name) Shirahi; (surname) Shirakusa

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Japanese henderi へんでり
Japanese stretch of sunshine (after rain)

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Mandarin jun rì zhào / jun1 ri4 zhao4
Taiwan chün jih chao
Chinese average annual sunshine

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Japanese nisshouken / nisshoken にっしょうけん
Japanese the right to sunshine; in zoning, the right to have sunlight falling on one's building not be obstructed by new buildings

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Japanese kazehikaru かぜひかる
Japanese (exp,v5r) springlike; like wind blowing through the spring sunshine

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Mandarin tiān qīng rì yàn / tian1 qing1 ri4 yan4
Taiwan t`ien ch`ing jih yen / tien ching jih yen
Chinese a day of sunshine and peace (idiom)

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Mandarin nián jun rì zhào / nian2 jun1 ri4 zhao4
Taiwan nien chün jih chao
Chinese average annual sunshine

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Mandarin liǎng qíng xiāng yuè / liang3 qing2 xiang1 yue4
Taiwan liang ch`ing hsiang yüeh / liang ching hsiang yüeh
Chinese (of a couple) to be harmonious; to be each other's sunshine

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Mandarin chūn guāng zhà xiè / chun1 guang1 zha4 xie4
Taiwan ch`un kuang cha hsieh / chun kuang cha hsieh
Chinese spring sunshine emerges to bring the world alive (idiom); to give a glimpse of something intimate (e.g. one's underwear)

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Mandarin chūn guāng míng mèi / chun1 guang1 ming2 mei4
Taiwan ch`un kuang ming mei / chun kuang ming mei
Chinese lovely spring sunshine

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Japanese nisshoujikan / nisshojikan にっしょうじかん
Japanese daylight hours; hours of sunshine

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Mandarin fēng hé rì nuǎn / feng1 he2 ri4 nuan3
Taiwan feng ho jih nuan
Chinese gentle wind and warm sunshine (idiom)

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Mandarin fēng hé rì xuān / feng1 he2 ri4 xuan1
Taiwan feng ho jih hsüan
Chinese gentle wind and warm sunshine (idiom)

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Japanese sanshain サンシャイン
Japanese sunshine; (place-name) Sunshine

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sunshine 陽光
you kou / youkou / yo ko / yokoyáng guāng
yang2 guang1
yang guang
yang kuang
日光nikkou / nikorì guāng / ri4 guang1 / ri guang / riguang jih kuang / jihkuang
hi / nichirì / ri4 / ri jih
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