The meaning of mainichi (毎日) in Japanese and how to use it

This article will give you all of the knowledge you need on the Japanese word mainichi, including its Japanese definition and translation, example sentences, related expressions and more!

What does mainichi mean?

The Japanese word mainichi or mai nichi (毎日、まいにち) means every day or each day. Mai (kanji: 毎) stands for every, while nichi (日) means day.

On a side note, the Mainichi Shimbun is said to be Japan’s oldest daily newspaper.

Below, we take a look at some examples of how you can use mainichi in Japanese in a sentence.

To make it easier for you, I have written each sentence in full Japanese kanji on the first line, followed by roman letters (romaji), and hiragana, with the English meaning coming last. I have also highlighted the new word in bold.

Example sentences using mainichi

Mainichi means every day in Japanese.

Mainichi sanpo ni ikimasu.
I go on a walk every day.

Igirisu jin wa mainichi ocha wo nomu no?
Do British people drink tea every day?

Kare wa mainichi eigo wo benkyou suru.
He studies English each day.

Otousan wa mainichi shimbun wo yomu.
My dad reads the newspaper every day.

Maiasa = Every morning

Maiasa or mai asa (毎朝) means every morning. The nichi part of mainichi is replaced with asa (朝), the Japanese word for morning, to make the word mainichi. You use it in pretty much the same way as mainichi.

Watashi wa maiasa koohi wo nomimasu.
I drink coffee every morning.

Maiasa jyogingu wo sureba yaseru hazu.
You should lose weight if you jog every morning.

Related expressions

Nichijou is a bit similar to mainichi, but it is used differently. Nichijou means daily or everyday. You can check out my article on it here.