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Kanji Information Sheet for 日  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 日 (にち) – sun
Henshall Mnemonic: sun with spot
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #1 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

  •   [おととい]
    (n-adv,n-t) day before yesterday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いちにち]
    (n) (1) one day; (2) first of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ついたち]
    (n) (1) first of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かようび]
    (n-adv,n) Tuesday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きんようび]
    (n-adv,n) Friday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ここのか]
    nine days; the ninth day (of the month)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げつようび]
    (n-adv,n) Monday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いつか]
    (n) five days; the fifth day (of the month)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょう]
    (n-t) today; this day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きのう]
    (n-adv,n-t) yesterday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みっか]
    (n) three days; the third day (of the month)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よっか]
    (n) (1) 4th day of month; (2) four days   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [なのか]
    (n-adv) seven days; the seventh day (of the month)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とおか]
    ten days; the tenth (day of the month)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すいようび]
    (n-adv,n) Wednesday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たんじょうび]
    (n) birthday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どようび]
    (n-adv,n) Saturday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はつか]
    (n) twenty days; twentieth (day of the month)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふつか]
    (n) second day of the month; two days   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にちようび]
    (n-adv,n) Sunday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ようか]
    (n) eight days; the eighth (day of the month)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [まいにち]
    (n-adv,n-t) every day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あさって]
    (n-adv,n-t) day after tomorrow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あした]
    (n-t) tomorrow   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [あす]
    (n-t) tomorrow   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N4 Words

    JLPT N3 Words

      JLPT N2 Words

        JLPT N1 Words

          Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

          •   [いちにちじゅう]
            (n) throughout the day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [いくにち]
            (n) how many days?; what day (of month)?   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [きねんび]
            (n) holiday; anniversary; memorial day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [きゅうじつ]
            (n-adv,n) holiday; day off   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [きんじつ]
            (n-adv,n-t) soon; in a few days   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [ごじつ]
            (n-adv,n-t) in the future; another day; later   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [こうにち]
            (n) anti-Japanese   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [こんにちてき]
            (adj-na) modern; up-to-date   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          • りし   [ありしひ]
            (n-t) (1) days of yore; the olden days; (2) during one's lifetime   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [ざいにち]
            (n) in Japan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [さくじつ]
            (n-adv,n-t) yesterday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [みそか]
            (n) last day of month   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [しちしちにち]
            (n) 49th day after death   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [しょにち]
            (n-adv,n-t) first or opening day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [しんにっぽんせいてつ]
            (n) Nippon Steel Corporation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [しんにち]
            (n) pro-Japanese   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [すうじつ]
            (n) few days   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          • 西   [にしにっぽん]
            western Japan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [ぜんじつ]
            (n-adv,n-t) previous day; the day before   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [ぜんじつ]
            (n-adv,n-t) all days   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [ぜんにっくう]
            (n) All Nippon Airways (ANA)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [ぜんにちせい]
            (n) the full-day (school system)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [そくじつ]
            (n-adv,n-t) same day   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [たいにち]
            (n) staying in Japan; with Japan; with respect to Japan   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          •   [おおみそか]
            (n-t) New Year's Eve   [K] [D] [Jisho]
          Find more details for at, Yookoso! or WWWJDIC


          The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

          NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

          The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

          Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

          The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

          If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.