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Sunshine in Chinese / Japanese...

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Sunshine

China yáng guāng
Japan you kou
Sunshine Vertical Wall 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

China rì guāng
Japan nikkou
Sunshine / Sunlight Vertical Wall Scroll

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
China
Japan hi / nichi
Sun / Solar Vertical Wall 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 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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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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

陽光


阳光

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Mandarin yáng guāng / yang2 guang1
Taiwan yang kuang
Japanese youkou / yoko / ようこう
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 līng / ling1
Taiwan ling
Chinese sunshine


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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 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
Japanese See:
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.

刺桐

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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)

吉凶

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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
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

日影

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

日照

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Mandarin rì zhào / ri4 zhao4
Taiwan jih chao
Japanese nisshou / nissho / にっしょう
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

春暉


春晖

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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

春陽

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Japanese 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

暖男

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

照り

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

白日

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Mandarin bái rì / bai2 ri4
Taiwan pai jih
Japanese hakujitsu / はくじつ
Chinese daytime; sun; time
Japanese bright sunshine; broad daylight; (given name) Shirahi; (surname) Shirakusa

偏照り

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

均日照

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

日照権

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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

風光る

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

兩情相悅


两情相悦

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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

年均日照

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

日照時間

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

春光乍泄

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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)

春光明媚

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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

風和日暄

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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)

風和日暖

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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)

サンシャイン

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

日(P);陽

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Japanese hi / ひ Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) (日 only) day; days; (2) sun; sunshine; sunlight; (3) (日 only) (as 〜した日には, 〜と来た日には, etc.) case (esp. unfortunate); event

日の目を見ない

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Japanese hinomeominai / ひのめをみない Japanese (exp,adj-i) staying indoors; have no sunshine; remain obscure

日陰(P);日蔭;日影

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Japanese hikage / ひかげ Japanese (1) shade; shadow; (2) (日影 only) sunshine

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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
Sunshine陽光
阳光
you kou / youkou / yo ko / yokoyáng guāng
yang2 guang1
yang guang
yangguang
yang kuang
yangkuang
Sunshine
Sunlight
日光nikkou / nikorì guāng / ri4 guang1 / ri guang / riguangjih kuang / jihkuang
Sun
Solar
hi / nichirì / ri4 / rijih
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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