Mandarin Character Course: Part 4, 天 tiān. Building your Chinese vocabulary and knowledge of Hanzi 汉字


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In these posts I will be discussing a single character in Mandarin Chinese, and giving a few example sentences using it.

Today’s character or hanzi 汉字 is  天 tiān.

天空 tiānkōng = sky

天 tiān = day (昨天 zuótiān = yesterday / 今天 jīntiān = today / 明天 míngtiān = tomorrow

xīngqītiān 星期天 = Sunday)

天 tiān = season (秋天 qiūtiān = autumn / 夏天 xiàtiān = summer / 冬天 dōngtiān = winter / 春天 chūntiān = spring)

天才 tiāncái = genius

天气 tiānqì = weather

天气预报 tiānqì yùbào = weather forecast

天使 tiānshǐ = angel

天堂 tiāntáng = heaven

天天 tiāntiān (also 每天 měitiān) = everyday

 

As you can see, there are lots of similar words using 天 which translate into something to do with ‘sky/heaven/day’

Let’s look at some examples:

今天是星期天 jīntiān shì xīngqītiān = Today is Sunday

天使在天堂住 tiānshǐ zài tiāntáng zhù = Angels live in Heaven

今天天气预报说什么? jīntiān tiānqì yùbào shuō shénme? = What does the weather forecast say today?

我儿子是天才啊!wǒ èrzi shì tiāncái ā! = My son’s a genius!

 

Why don’t you write a sentence using 天 ‘tiān’ in the comment box below and I’ll check it for you?

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