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The Chinese word tian - 天 - tiān
(sky in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

tiān

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English translations

sky, overhead, day, time, season, the weather,
nature, heaven

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Chinese characters  ( tian / tiān ) with pronunciation (English translation: sky )
The traditional Chinese characters of tiān are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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is composed of 4 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

genius  |  horizon
天 ( tian / tiān ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 55)
Chinese example words containing the character 天 ( tian / tiān )
半天 ( bàntiān = half of the day ), 春天 ( chūntiān = spring ), 大闹天宫 ( Dànàotiāngōng = The Monkey Creates Havoc in Heaven ), 冬天 ( dōngtiān = winter ), 后天 ( hòutiān = the day after tomorrow ), 今天 ( jīntiān = today ), 聊天 ( liáotiān = to chat ), 明天 ( míngtiān = tomorrow ), 前天 ( qiántiān = the day before yesterday ), 秋天 ( qiūtiān = autumn ), 天鹅 ( tiāné = swan ), 天花板 ( tiānhuābăn = ceiling ), 天气 ( tiānqì = weather ), 天气预报 ( tiānqìyùbào = weather forecast ), 天使 ( tiānshĭ = angel ), 天堂 ( tiāntáng = heaven ), 天体 ( tiāntĭ = heavenly body ), 天王星 ( tiānwángxīng = Uranus (planet) ), 天文 ( tiānwén = astronomy ) 天文学 ( tiānwénxué = astronomy )
Other characters that are pronounced tiān in Chinese
More words that mean sky in Chinese
kōng ( 空 ), tiánkōng ( 天空 )

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