[n] sun  [n] day  daily; every day  Japan; Japanese  time  day; daytime
Although the typeface displayed may not show it, the difference between 日 and 曰 is that the first and second strokes of 日 touch, while they do not touch in 曰, regardless of their shape.
Stroke count: 4
Radical: 日 (#72)
This character is used in both Cantonese and Mandarin/Standard written Chinese.
Don't confuse with: 日曰白
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今日 gam1 jat6 = today
日本人 jat6 bun2 jan4 = Japanese person
生日 saang1 jat6 = birthday
聽日 ting1 jat6 = tomorrow 粵
前日 cin4 jat6 = day before yesterday
日期 jat6 kei4 = date
生日日期 saang1 jat6 jat6 kei4 = date of birth
日子 jat6 zi2 = date, day, life; when
日日 jat6 jat6 = everyday; daily 粵
星期日 sing1 kei4 jat6 = Sunday
See all 321 compounds (CantoDict reports 373 compounds in total, but some may be Common Formations)
Showing all 79 examples containing 日
I'm going home today.
[the "today" is emphasized by the use of 係 in front of it, and the use of the final particle 嘅. Pronouncing 嘅 as ge2 would add a sense of puzzlement about the situation.]
What is the day (of today)?
[The answer will be: 今日星期一/二/三/... (gam1 jat6 sing1 kei4 jat1 / ji6 / saam1 / ...) ]
What is the date (of today)?
[The possible response will be: 今日|the date|號。 e.g. 今日十二號。 gam1 jat6 sap6 ji6 hou4 。]
Are you going swimming the day after tomorrow?
[This is just a simple yes-no question. You can replace the verb-object pair with anything you like.]
Are you still going swimming with me, the day after tomorrow?
[Note that the inclusion of 去 here implies that you've already made an appointment to go with someone and you're confirming (你想確定). The swimming pool is far away from both of you.]
Are you still coming swimming with me tomorrow?
[Note that the inclusion of 嚟 here implies that you've already made an appointment to go with someone and you're confirming (你想確定). The swimming pool is near you but far from the other person.]
I saw a film yesterday... some parts were okay.
[Lit. I yesterday see-already [counter] film, have place (note: this is a figurative use of place) quite good watch.]
I saw a film yesterday... it wasn't very good.
[Lit. I yesterday see-already film, have little-bit good-watch]
I saw a film yesterday... it wasn't very good.
[I yesterday see-already [counter] film, have little-little good-watch]
I saw a film yesterday... it was average.
[I yesterday see-already one film, have little-bit good watch.]
The day before yesterday, someone stole his shirt.
[Lit. day-before-yesterday, have person steal he [counter] shirt.]
Why didn't I see you today?
[Lit. why I today not-have see-arrive you [particle]? [maybe on the telephone]]
He'd rather go out to drink and smoke than go to school or classes
[Lit. He always miss go play, not want return school or attend-class Less idiomatically: He misses going out, he doesn't want to go to school or classes 浦 is similar to 玩 but less wholesome.]
Nothing he wrote today made sense.
[Lit. He today write those things, what also nonsensical]
We need some scientific knowledge even in dealing with our daily life.
吸煙危害健康, 只要每日一枝, 已經足以致命
Smoking is very harmful; as long as you smoke one cigarette a day, it's enough to cause death
I was merely commenting she's always wearing the same clothes; little did I know that she would use it as an opportunity to buy herself a whole cupboard of new clothes the next day.
She’s been talking non-stop the whole morning. Probably because the boyfriend has come back.
[Alternative (more literal) translation: She was singing the whole morning like a bird (not in captivity). The boyfriend must have returned to her.]
That day the weather was overcast and about to rain. I had a very bad feeling as I stepped out my house.
You smoke ten packs of cigarettes a day, (you) got a death wish?
[Lit: You smoke ten packs of cigarettes a day, (you) want to die earlier?]
I saw a film yesterday, and boy did it suck.
[Lit. I yesterday see-already [counter] film, however one little bit also not good-watch.]
Siu Wing's always kicking up a fuss about studying, he never has any motivation.
[Lit. Siu Wing really unwilling-to-do-work, all-day also no-heart study things. (This is a good example of a phrase that's really tricky to translate directly.)]
I was rudely awoken by the baby that just won't stop crying.
[Lit. I by all-day cry that [counter] baby noisy wake-up already]
I was covered by mosquito bites today.
[Lit. Today by mosquito bite arrive whole-body mosquito-bite]
There are three bites on my leg... it's probably because I was in the park the day before yesterday.
[Lit. I [counter] leg have three mosquito-bites, very probable is because I day-before-yesterday go park]
Have you finished preparing the stuff you're talking about tomorrow?
[As this sentence consists of a long relative clause 聽日講嗰啲嘢, a topic-comment construction like the above is preferred to a subject-verb-object construction like 你準備好聽日講嗰啲嘢未. ]
The hostages have been set free after 20 days in captivity.
[Aspect marker 咗 is used to indicate passive voice.]
國 : This term is used in Mandarin/Standard written Chinese, not Cantonese.
粵 : This term is used in Cantonese, not Mandarin/Standard written Chinese.
No icon: This term is used in both Cantonese and Mandarin/Standard written Chinese.