rì sun; day


picture of sun with a central eye
Number of strokes 4


Index 72 used in: míng (bright) ; shì (is) ; xiāng (fragrant) ; chūn (spring) ; chāng (prosperous) ; mò (do not) ; shǔ (heat) ; zhě (in process of) ; zhuō (table) ; qíng (clear sky) ; jiàn (gap) ; bái (bright) ; jǐng (bright) ; céng (once) ; yīn (sound) ; jiù (old) ; zuì (most) ; yì (easy) ; zuó (previous) ; dàn (dawn) ; zǎo (early) ; wǎn (evening) ; shí (time)

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stroke order for 日
Stroke order for character 日, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


日照 Rizhao, Shandong


冰冻三尺,非一日之寒 bīng dòng sān chǐ, fēi yí rì zhī hán Everything comes to him who waits
常将有日思无日,莫将无时想有时 cháng jiāng yǒu rì sī wú rì, mò jiāng wú shí xiǎng yǒu shí When rich, you have time to dream, but do not dream of riches when you are poor
度日如年 dù rì rú nián Time seems to pass very slowly
今日事,今日毕 jīn rì shì, jīn rì bì Finish the current job before doing anything new
来日方长 lái rì fāng cháng There is adequate time
日以继夜 rì yǐ jì yè Working without a break. Exhausted


rì sun


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