Memory phrase for the Kanji: 旦



dawn, morning, day-break




Above: sun , below: horizontal line for horizon [Sunset is: ]


When the sun appears above the horizon it's dawn.


sun, day
sun riseThe sun above the horizon at sunrise.
sunset, sinkingPicture of a sunset: The sun sets beween plants ,. The very similar radical stands for sunrise. This seems bizarre, but can be argued based on the characters for morning in comparison to evening 暮.
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 一旦  yī dàn  in case (sth happens); if; once (sth happens, then...); when; in a short time; in one day
 通宵达旦  tōng xiāo dá dàn  overnight until daybreak (idiom); all night long; day and night
 通宵达旦  tōng xiāo dá dàn  

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