Cool Kanji – 日食

nisshoku

A pretty obvious post for today – the kanji for solar eclipse. It’s pronounced にっしょく, and I guess literally means “eat/swallow the sun.” Pretty cool stuff.

I found this link on how to enjoy the eclipse in Japan via a friend’s shared sites on Google reader. Remember, don’t look straight at the sun or you’ll end up like Radioactive Man. Looking straight at rain clouds, on the other hand, will do nothing to you but may ruin the day of small children with giant expectations.

6 thoughts on “Cool Kanji – 日食

  1. Pingback: Solar Eclipse, Nisshoku 日蝕 2009 « Morotsuka

  2. Shame I couldn’t be there for the eclipse; oh well, at least it’s not a once-in-a-lifetime experience, neh……

    Love the kanji though, great use of creative vocabulary, I think!

  3. I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t really done anything with all the Japanese I had to learn in school… but that’s one very cool Kanji. I daresay it’s brought me back from the brink of apathy. Thanks, Daniel!

  4. I think learning languages is something that a lot of us have an interest in pursuing. You get people trying to understand Japanese from watching jdramas. A lot of people don’t have time for studying using courses. Thus there’s time spent on study methods. These are good times to be studying languages.