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The name Sunshine in Chinese / Japanese...

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Sun / Solar

Also means Day, Sunshine, Sunlight, or Japan

 hi / nichi
Sun / Solar Scroll

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 the 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.

 yáng guāng
 you kou
Sunshine Scroll

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

 rì guāng
Sunshine / Sunlight Scroll

日光 is the Japanese Kanji word for sunshine or sunlight.

This can also be the Japanese female given name Himi.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your sunshine search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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sunshine; to shine upon; variant of 輝|辉[hui1]
(given name) Hikaru


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rì guāng
    ri4 guang1
jih kuang
 nikkou / nikko

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Sunshine / Sunlight
(1) sunlight; sunshine; sunbeams; (2) Nikkō (city in Tochigi); (female given name) Himi
(日光菩薩); 蘇利也波羅皮遮那 Sūrya-prabhāsana. Sunlight, and 月光 (月光菩薩) Moonlight, name of two Bodhisattva assistants of 藥師 the Master of Healing; Sunlight is the ninth in the Dizang Court of the Garbhadhātu group.



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yáng guāng
    yang2 guang1
yang kuang
 youkou / yoko

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sunshine; (of personality) upbeat; energetic; transparent (open to public scrutiny)
sunshine; sunlight; (female given name) Yōkou
The sun's light, also idem陽燄 sun flames, or heat, i.e. the mirage causing the illusion of lakes.

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rising sun; sunshine
(surname) Hinode

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(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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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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(1) winter sun; winter sunshine; (2) day on which the temperature drops below 0°C; below-freezing day


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cì tóng
    ci4 tong2
tz`u t`ung
    tzu tung
Indian coral tree; sunshine tree; tiger's claw; Erythrina variegata (botany)


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(1) shade; shadow; (2) sunshine; (place-name, surname) Hikage


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rì zhào
    ri4 zhao4
jih chao
 nisshou / nissho
sunlight; (place-name) Hideri



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chūn huī
    chun1 hui1
ch`un hui
    chun hui
lit. spring sunshine; fig. parental (often maternal) love
(personal name) Haruki


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 shunyou / shunyo
spring sunshine; springtime; (female given name) Hinata


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sunshine; dry weather; luster; lustre


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bái rì
    bai2 ri4
pai jih
daytime; sun; time
bright sunshine; broad daylight; (given name) Shirahi


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 shuuyou / shuyo
autumn sunlight; autumn sunshine; (given name) Shuuyou


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side of a mountain that gets a lot of sunshine (and is therefore suitable for farming); (surname) Hyōyama


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(1) mountain (or hill) behind a house, village, etc.; (2) side of a mountain that gets little sunshine; (adjectival noun) (3) (net-sl) (joc) (pun on うらやましい) (See うらやましい・1) envious; jealous; jelly; (place-name, surname) Urayama


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stretch of sunshine (after rain)


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jun rì zhào
    jun1 ri4 zhao4
chün jih chao
average annual sunshine


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 nisshouken / nisshoken
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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(exp,adj-f) springlike; like wind blowing through the spring sunshine



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


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 houyouseisaku / hoyosesaku
(See 太陽政策) Sunshine Policy (South Korean policy of engaging with North Korea)


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 taiyouseisaku / taiyosesaku
Sunshine Policy (South Korean policy of engaging with North Korea)


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nián jun rì zhào
    nian2 jun1 ri4 zhao4
nien chün jih chao
average annual sunshine


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 nisshoujikan / nisshojikan
daylight hours; hours of sunshine


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chūn guāng zhà xiè
    chun1 guang1 zha4 xie4
ch`un kuang cha hsieh
    chun kuang cha hsieh
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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chūn guāng míng mèi
    chun1 guang1 ming2 mei4
ch`un kuang ming mei
    chun kuang ming mei
lovely spring sunshine



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

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
hi / nichirì / ri4 / rijih
you kou / youkou / yo koyáng guāng
yang2 guang1
yang guang
yang kuang
日光nikkou / nikorì guāng / ri4 guang1 / ri guang / riguangjih kuang / jihkuang
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.


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