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日光 is the Japanese Kanji word for sunshine or sunlight.
This can also be the Japanese female given name Himi.
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.
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.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|日光||nikkou / niko||rì guāng / ri4 guang1 / ri guang / riguang||jih kuang / jihkuang|
|you kou / youkou / yo ko / yoko||yáng guāng|
|日||hi / nichi||rì / 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.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your sunshine sunlight search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| rì guāng / ri4 guang1
nikkou / nikko / にっこう
sunlight; sunshine; sunbeams; (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; sunlight
| yáng guāng / yang2 guang1
youkou / yoko / ようこう
sunshine; CL:線|线[xian4]; transparent (open to public scrutiny)
sunshine; sunlight; (female given name) Youkou
The sun's light, also idem陽燄 sun flames, or heat, i.e. the mirage causing the illusion of lakes; sunlight
| rì zhào / ri4 zhao4
nisshou / nissho / にっしょう
sunlight; (place-name) Hideri
|nisshouken / nisshoken / にっしょうけん||
the right to sunshine; in zoning, the right to have sunlight falling on one's building not be obstructed by new buildings
|hi / ひ||(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|
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