We cannot function without the sun. It begins and ends our days, causes things to grow, warms the planet… Life would literally cease to exist without it. However, do you know how to say “sun” in Chinese?
日 is pronounced rì.
The character 日 (rì) was first seen in the Shang Dynasty. Its meaning is sun.
In ancient times, the Chinese character 日 (rì) was drawn to look like the sun. It was originally a lot rounder!
生日快乐（shēng rì kuài lè）
Meaning: Happy birthday
日久见人心（rì jiǔ jiàn rén xīn）
Literally: See people’s hearts for a long time. Meaning: Time will reveal a person’s heart.
日薄西山（rì bó xī shān）
Literally: The sun is sinking in the west. Meaning: Nearing one’s end.