Reading 日 as に is considered wrong?

こんにちは,

Why is this considered wrong? Or is に just a short form of にち and not considered a seperate reading? I know it is にち and じつ, but I wanted to enter a different one for a change.

I am asking the question here, because I am just curious. It is not meant as criticism.

とにかく, I got another yet another no-brainer in my stack now. :smile:

Thank you!

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Are you perhaps confusing it with ひ? I don’t think there’s a case where it can be read as に.
ひ probably wouldn’t be accepted either (it would shake instead), because it’s the vocab reading.

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How about in 日本? :grimacing:

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Ah ok, that one was originally read as にちぽん, but the ち slowly disappeared from it, first turning into a small tsu, then completely disappearing. (and the ぽん part changed to ほん). It’s pretty much an exception

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Goo doesn’t list に as a reading:

(on’yomi: にち, じつ / kun’yomi: ひ, か)

Sometimes kanji will have special readings that are only used in one word, and those aren’t considered real readings for it. This is one such.

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Ok thank you for the explanation.

Haha I was so frustrated about this that I will probably never forget! :wink:

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