Meaning

Primary

Sunlight

Word Type

noun

Explanation

You have sun light. What kind of light would this be? Obviously sunlight.

Reading

にっこう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. Since the にち reading of becomes にっ here, we've made a mnemonic for you to remember this reading:

The best place for sunlight in Japan is Nikkō (にっこう). It's one of Japan's most beautiful national parks, and the perfect spot to catch some rays!

Context

Context Sentences

日光をあびすぎるのは体によくない。

Bathing too long in the sunlight isn’t good for your body.

できるだけちょくしゃ日光にさらされないよう気をつけています。

I'm being as careful as possible to not get exposed to direct sunlight.

何故か日光を見るといつもくしゃみが出ます。

Seeing sunlight always makes me sneeze for some reason.

Kanji Composition