tiān sky; day

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37]

Note

Picture of a big person under the sky
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using : tài (too) qìng (celebrate) fū (husband) tóu (head) mò (do not) shí (real) shī (to lose) měi (beautiful) qí (strange) yāng (center)

Different tone

tián (field)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 天
Stroke order for character 天, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Provinces

天津 Tianjin

Cities

天水 Tianshui, Gansu
天门 Tianmen, Hubei
天津 Tianjin City, Tianjin

Proverbs

冰天雪地 bīng tiān xuě dì Encountering adverse conditions
人恶人怕天不怕,人善人欺天不欺 rén è rén pà tiān bù pà, rén shàn rén qī tiān bù qī Even though evil works may go unpunished on earth, good works do not go unnoticed in heaven. Reward for good may not be immediately received.
天南地北 tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart
天下没有不散的宴席 tiān xià méi yǒu bù sàn de yàn xí Good fortune can not last for ever
天下乌鸦一般黑 tiān xià wū yā yī bān hēi Bad people are all the same. You find bad people everywhere
天作之合 tiān zuò zhī hé Blissful affection

Phrases

今天 jīn tiān today
明天 míng tiān tomorrow
后天 hòu tiān day after tomorrow
昨天 zuó tiān yesterday
天气 tiān qì weather
天安门 tiān ān mén Tiananmen Square

Also

天安门广场 Tiānānmén Guǎngchǎng Tiananmen Square
tiān heaven

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