Meaning

Primary

Sun

Alternatives

The Sun, Sol

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The fat sunshine thing up in the sky... what is it called? Oh, that's right. It's the sun.

Reading

たいよう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 太陽〜
  • 〜の太陽
  • 太陽が〜
  • 太陽の〜
  • 太陽を〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 太陽エネルギー
    solar energy
    太陽電池
    solar battery
    太陽発電
    solar power generation
  • 南国の太陽
    tropical sun
    夏の太陽
    summer sun
    朝の太陽
    morning sun
  • 太陽が出る
    the sun comes out
    太陽が見える
    to be able to see the sun
    太陽が当たる
    to be exposed to the sun
  • 太陽の下
    underneath the sun
    太陽のまわり
    around the sun
    太陽の光
    sunshine
  • 太陽をあびる
    to bask in the sun
    太陽を見上げる
    to look up at the sun
    太陽を見る
    to look at the sun

Context Sentences

太陽のようなコウイチのえ顔に、こいに落ちてしまいました。

I fell in love with Koichi's sunshine-like smile.

太陽の温度って何度ぐらいあるか知っていますか?

Do you happen to know what the sun's temperature is?

日本万国博覧会のシンボルは、岡本太郎が作った「太陽の塔」で、それは今も日本の大阪の吹田にある万博公園にそびえ立っています。

The symbol of Expo ’70 was the Tower of the Sun, created by Taro Okamoto, and it’s still standing in the Expo Commemoration Park in Suita, Osaka, Japan.

Kanji Composition