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day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
 
day; sun; date; day of the month; Japan (abbrev.)
simp. and trad.
(日日)

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AdverbEdit

日日

  1. (literary or Cantonese) daily; every day; day by day

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Etymology 1Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
ひ > び
Grade: 1
kun’yomi

Reduplication of (hi, sun; day). The hi changes to bi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

This is generally the most common reading for this kanji compound.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

日日 (hiragana ひび, rōmaji hibi)

  1. day by day
     () () (あつ)くなるね。
    Hibi atsuku naru ne.
    It's getting hotter day by day, isn't it.
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NounEdit

日日 (hiragana ひび, rōmaji hibi)

  1. every day, daily
     () ()御飯 (ごはん)
    hibi no gohan
    one's daily meals
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Etymology 2Edit

Kanji in this term
にち
Grade: 1
にち
Grade: 1
on’yomi

Reduplication of (nichi, sun; day), using the on'yomi pronunciation.

This is a less-common reading for this kanji compound.

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AdverbEdit

日日 (hiragana にちにち, rōmaji nichinichi)

  1. day by day
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NounEdit

日日 (hiragana にちにち, rōmaji nichinichi)

  1. every day, daily
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Etymology 3Edit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
にち
Grade: 1
yutōyomi

Compound of (hi, sun; day, using the native Japanese reading) +‎ (nichi, sun; day, using the Chinese-derived reading).

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NounEdit

日日 (hiragana ひにち, rōmaji hinichi)

  1. a specific date
    日日 (ひにち) ()める
    hinichi o kimeru
    to set a date
  2. days
    骨折 (こっせつ) (なお)るまでどのくらい日日 (ひにち) ()かったの?
    Kossetsu ga naoru made dono kurai hinichi ga kakatta no?
    How many days did it take for your broken bone to heal?
Usage notesEdit

Often spelled 日にち to avoid ambiguity.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN