tiān sky; day

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37]
Used as component in : xiào ; ǎo ; guān
Similar looking characters : fū (husband)


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

Related characters

Also uses component: fū (husband) měi (beautiful) mò (do not) qí (strange) qìng (celebrate) shī (to lose) tài (too) tóu (head) yāng (center)

Different tone

tián (field)

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


天津 Tianjin


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


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


jīn tiān Today
míng tiān Tomorrow
hòu tiān Day after tomorrow
zuó tiān Yesterday
tiān qì Weather
天安门 tiān ān mén Tiananmen Square


天安门广场 Tiānānmén Guǎngchǎng Tiananmen Square
tiān heaven

President Sun Yatsen

Together with Mao Zedong, Sun Yatsen is considered the founding father of modern China; and yet he held office of President for just six weeks from 1st Jan 1912 when the Republic of China was founded until 1st April 1912. He stepped down to allow Yuan Shikai to become President as demanded by the Manchu and Western powers.
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