Hanja for Cimi: 日 sun 일

日 sun, day 일

Sunday is  일요일.  It means the day of the sun.  In this case 일 means both ‘sun’ and ‘day’.

Chineasy-sun

The days of the week in Korean are derived from Chinese characters, with each day of the week named after an element of nature.

Chineasy week

When I think of the word 일 in Korean, the first word to come to mind is ‘day’.  I only remember 일 also means sun when I need the word Sunday.  일 also means other things like ‘work’ and the number ‘one’ in sino-korean counting system.  Just like in English, some words have multiple meanings.  Sorry if that’s confusing.  For now, just focus on 日means ‘sun’.

Notice that 日 has four strokes.

sunstrokes

Just for review, here are the Hanja we have covered so far.

山 Mountain 산

平 Peace 평화

一 1 One 일

二 2 Two 이

三 3 Three 삼

十 10 Ten 십

人 person 사람, 인

口 Mouth 입

食 Eat 먹다, 식사

木 tree 나무

女 woman, girl 여

日 sun, day 일

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One Response to Hanja for Cimi: 日 sun 일

  1. Cimi says:

    This is lovely as well as educational. Thank you.
    I am going to miss the Hangul Live series. I looked forward to it every week.

    Liked by 1 person

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