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 tiān day / sky / heaven
Results beginning with 天
 tiān xià land under heaven / the whole world / the whole of China / realm / rule
 Tiān jīn Tianjin, a municipality in northeast China, abbr. 津
 tiān kōng sky
使 tiān shǐ angel
 tiān dì heaven and earth / world / scope / field of activity
 tiān tiān every day
 tiān táng paradise / heaven
 tiān qì weather
 tiān rán natural
 tiān shēng nature / disposition / innate / natural
 tiān cái talent / gift / genius / talented / gifted
 tiān yá the other end of the world / a faraway place
 tiān shàng celestial / heavenly
 tiān zhēn naive / innocent / artless
 tiān wáng emperor / god / Hong Xiuquan's self-proclaimed title / see also 洪秀全[Hong2 Xiu4 quan2]
线 tiān xiàn antenna / mast / connection with high-ranking officials
 Tiān hé Milky Way / Tianhe district of Guangzhou city 廣州市|广州市[Guang3 zhou1 shi4], Guangdong
 tiān fù gift / innate skill
 tiān sè color of the sky / time of day, as indicated by the color of the sky / weather
 Tiān hòu Tin Hau, Empress of Heaven, another name for the goddess Matsu 媽祖|妈祖[Ma1 zu3] / Tin Hau (Hong Kong area around the MTR station with same name)
 tiān jià extremely expensive / sky-high price
 tiān lài sounds of nature
 tiān xìng nature / innate tendency
 tiān dà gargantuan / as big as the sky / enormous
 tiān zǐ the (rightful) emperor / "Son of Heaven" (traditional English translation)
 tiān biān horizon / ends of the earth / remotest places
 tiān wén astronomy
 tiān shén god / deity
 tiān jì horizon
 tiān liàng dawn / daybreak
 Tiān Wài abbr. for 天津外國語大學|天津外国语大学[Tian1 jin1 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Da4 xue2]
 tiān yì providence / the Will of Heaven
 tiān guó Kingdom of Heaven
 tiān dào natural law / heavenly law / weather (dialect)
 Tiān fǔ Heavenly province (epithet of Sichuan, esp. area around Chengdu) / land of plenty
 tiān píng scales (to weigh things)
 tiān mó demonic / devil
 tiān é swan
 tiān qiáo overhead walkway / pedestrian bridge
 tiān xiān immortal (esp. female) / deity / fairy / Goddess / fig. beautiful woman
 tiān hēi to get dark / dusk
 tiān jī mystery known only to heaven (archaic) / inscrutable twist of fate / fig. top secret
 tiān huáng emperor / emperor of Japan
 tiān xiē Scorpio (constellation)
 tiān chéng as if made by heaven
 tiān shū imperial edict / heavenly book (superstition) / obscure or illegible writing / double dutch
 tiān míng dawn / daybreak
 tiān chuāng hatchway / skylight / sun roof
 Tiān chí "heavenly lake", lake situated on a mountain / used as the name of numerous lakes, such as 長白山天池|长白山天池[Chang2 bai2 shan1 Tian1 chi2]
 tiān shí the time / the right time / weather conditions / destiny / course of time / heaven's natural order
 Tiān mìng Mandate of Heaven / destiny / fate / one's life span
 tiān tíng middle of the forehead / imperial court / heaven
 tiān cì bestowed by heaven
 Tiān gōng Temple in Heaven (e.g. of the Jade Emperor)
 tiān tǐ celestial body / nude body
 tiān fèn natural gift / talent
 tiān huā smallpox / ceiling / stamen of corn / (old) snow / (dialect) sesame oil
 tiān lán sky blue
 Tiān chèng balance scale / Taiwan pr. [tian1 ping2]
 tiān lěng cold weather
 Tiān dì God of heaven / Celestial emperor
 Tiān tán Temple of Heaven (in Beijing)
 Tiān zhú the Indian subcontinent (esp. in Tang or Buddhist context)
 tiān zī innate talent / gift / flair / native resource / dowry
 tiān dí predator / natural enemy
 Tiān cháo Celestial Empire, tributary title conferred on imperial China / Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
 tiān jǐng courtyard / patio / veranda / atrium / acupuncture point TB10
 tiān zāi natural disaster
 tiān fèn variant of 天分[tian1 fen4]
 Tiān zhǔ God (in Catholicism) / abbr. for 天主教[Tian1 zhu3 jiao4], Catholicism
 tiān ya Heavens! / My goodness!
 tiān xiàng meteorological or astronomical phenomenon (e.g. rainbow or eclipse)
 tiān gōng heaven / lord of heaven
 tiān zhí vocation / duty / mission in life
 tiān má Gastrodia elata (botany)
 tiān gān the 10 heavenly stems 甲[jia3], 乙[yi3], 丙[bing3], 丁[ding1], 戊[wu4], 己[ji3], 庚[geng1], 辛[xin1], 壬[ren2], 癸[gui3], used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers I, II etc
 tiān lún family bonds / ethical family relations
 Tiān fāng (old) Arabia / Arabian
 tiān qiǎn the wrath of Heaven / imperial displeasure
 tiān liáng conscience
 tiān nián natural life span
 tiān xiǎn a natural stronghold
 tiān dǐng zenith
 Tiān shùn Tianshun Emperor, reign name of eighth Ming Emperor 朱祁鎮|朱祁镇[Zhu1 Qi2 zhen4] (1427-1464), reigned 1457-1464, Temple name Yingzong 英宗[Ying1 zong1]
 tiān zé natural selection
 tiān zàng sky burial (Tibetan funeral practice)
 tiān péng ceiling / awning
 tiān jī gamma Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper
 tiān niú Longhorn beetle
 tiān chē gantry traveling crane
 tiān qiú celestial sphere
 tiān yǎn natural change / evolution (early translation, since replaced by 進化|进化)
 tiān shòu Tenju
 tiān xìng providential good luck / a narrow escape
 tiān yuān distance between two poles / poles apart
 tiān péng canopy
 tiān gōu (rainwater) gutter
 tiān bèi tempeh, traditional Indonesian dish made from deep-fried fermented soybean
 tiān bīng celestial soldier / (old) imperial troops / (Tw, jocular) clumsy army recruit / (more generally) bungler / screw-up
 Tiān cháng Tianchang county level city in Chuzhou 滁州[Chu2 zhou1], Anhui
 tiān cì number of days of sth taking place (e.g. days of heavy pollution) / days / occasions
 Tiān děng Tiandeng county in Chongzuo 崇左[Chong2 zuo3], Guangxi
 tiān dēng sky lantern (miniature hot-air balloon used during festivals)
 tiān dǐ (astronomy) nadir
 tiān diàn atmospherics / static
 Tiān é Tian'e county in Hezhou 賀州|贺州[He4 zhou1], Guangxi
 tiān fù Heavenly Father
 tiān guǐ (TCM) menstruation / period
 Tiān hàn the Milky Way
 tiān hàn drought
 tiān hòu weather
 tiān jiè heaven
 Tiān jùn Tianjun county (Tibetan: then cun rdzong) in Haixi Mongol and Tibetan autonomous prefecture 海西蒙古族藏族自治州[Hai3 xi1 Meng3 gu3 zu2 Zang4 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Qinghai
 tiān lǐ Heaven's law / the natural order of things
 tiān lóu mole cricket / slang word for agricultural pest Gryllotalpa
 tiān lù auspicious sculpted animal, usu. a unicorn or deer with a long tail / possession of the empire
 tiān mǎ celestial horse (mythology) / fine horse / Ferghana horse / (western mythology) Pegasus
 Tiān mén Tianmen sub-prefecture level city in Hubei
 tiān na Good gracious! / For goodness sake!
 Tiān níng Tianning district of Changzhou city 常州市[Chang2 zhou1 shi4], Jiangsu
 tiān qù natural charm (of writings, works of art etc)
 Tiān quán Tianquan county in Ya'an 雅安[Ya3 an1], Sichuan
 tiān quán delta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper
 tiān r the weather
 tiān rén Man and Heaven / celestial being
 Tiān shān Tianshan mountain range between XinJiang and Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan
 Tiān shū alpha Ursae Majoris
 Tiān shuǐ Tianshui prefecture level city in Gansu
 Tiān tāi Mt Tiantai near Shaoxing 紹興|绍兴 / in Zhejiang, the center of Tiantai Buddhism 天台宗 / Tiantai county in Taizhou 台州[Tai1 zhou1], Zhejiang
 tiān tī stairway to heaven / high mountain road / tall ladder on a building or other large structure / space elevator
 tiān tóu the upper margin of a page
 tiān xīn center of the sky / will of heaven / will of the Gods / the monarch's will
 tiān xuán beta Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper
 Tiān zhèn Tianzhen county in Datong 大同[Da4 tong2], Shanxi
 tiān zhù pillars supporting heaven
 tiān zhū heavenly punishment / king's punishment
 tiān zhū dzi bead, a type of stone bead highly prized in Tibet for many centuries, reputed to hold supernatural power
 tiān zūn (honorific appellation of a deity)
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 tiān rán qì natural gas
 Tiān chèng zuò Libra (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
 Tiān xiē zuò Scorpio or Scorpius (constellation and sign of the zodiac)
 tiān huā bǎn ceiling
 Tiān ān mén Tiananmen Gate, entrance of the Imperial City in Beijing
 Tiān zhǔ jiào Catholicism
 tiān wén xué astronomy
 tiān wén tái observatory
 tiān lán sè azure
 Tiān é Hú Swan Lake
 tiān é róng velvet / swan's down
 Tiān dì huì Tiandihui (Chinese fraternal organization)
 jīn tiān today / at the present / now
 měi tiān every day / everyday
 zuó tiān yesterday
 yī tiān one day
 míng tiān tomorrow
 liáo tiān to chat / to gossip
 nà tiān that day / the other day
 jǐ tiān several days
 dàng tiān the same day
 chūn tiān spring (season) / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xià tiān summer / CL:個|个[ge4]
 liǎng tiān two days
 bàn tiān half of the day / a long time / quite a while / midair / CL:個|个[ge4]
 sān tiān three days
 dōng tiān winter / CL:個|个[ge4]
 bái tiān daytime / during the day / day / CL:個|个[ge4]
 zhěng tiān all day long / whole day
 qiū tiān autumn / CL:個|个[ge4]
 lán tiān blue sky
 shàng tiān Heaven / Providence / God / the day before / the sky above / to fly to the sky / to take off and fly into space / to die / to pass away
 háng tiān space flight
 lǎo tiān God / Heavens
 màn tiān lit. to fill the whole sky / everywhere / as far as the eye can see
 qián tiān the day before yesterday
 fēi tiān flying Apsara (Buddhist art)
 jiǔ tiān the Ninth Heaven / the highest of the heavens
 hòu tiān the day after tomorrow / acquired (not innate) / a posteriori
 quán tiān whole day
 xiān tiān inborn / innate / natural
 qíng tiān clear sky / sunny day
 mǎn tiān whole sky
 chōng tiān to soar / to rocket
 wǔ tiān five days
 zhōng tiān culmination (astronomy)
 lù tiān outdoors / al fresco / in the open
 yǎng tiān to face upwards / to look up to the sky
 chéng tiān (coll.) all day long / all the time
 sì tiān four days
 cháo tiān to have an audience with the Emperor / to be presented at court / to look skyward / to look up
 yǔ tiān rainy day / rainy weather
 gǎi tiān another day / some other time / to find another day (for appointment etc) / to take a rain check
 yīn tiān cloudy day / overcast sky
 cāng tiān firmament
 gé tiān the next day / on alternate days
 shēng tiān lit. to ascend to heaven / to die
 qīng tiān clear sky / blue sky / upright and honorable (official)
 nì tiān to be in defiance of the natural order
 lè tiān carefree / happy-go-lucky / optimistic
西 Xī tiān the Western Paradise (Buddhism)
 cān tiān reach high to the sky / tall / of great height
 lián tiān reaching the sky / for days on end / incessantly
 mó tiān skyscraping / towering into the sky
 huí tiān lit. to reverse the rotation of the sky / fig. to reverse a desperate situation
 hào tiān clear sky
 bā tiān eight-day / eight days
 dòng tiān paradise / heavenly or beautiful place / fairyland
 Xíng tiān Xingtian, headless giant hero of Chinese mythology decapitated by the Yellow Emperor 黃帝|黄帝[Huang2 di4]
 Fàn tiān Nirvana (in Buddhist scripture) / Lord Brahma (the Hindu Creator)
 tán tiān to chat
 hēi tiān Krishna
 biàn tiān to undergo change in weather / restoration of reactionary rule or the previous regime
 guī tiān to die
 fú tiān the hottest period of the year / see 三伏天[san1 fu2 tian1]
 mí tiān filling the entire sky / covering everything (of fog, crime, disaster etc)
 shuāng tiān freezing weather / frosty sky
 shǔ tiān hot (summer) day
 zhōng tiān all day long / all one's life
 àn tiān daily (law) / per diem
 cè tiān to make astronomical observation
 dāng tiān on that day
 Fèng tiān old name for Shenyang 瀋陽|沈阳 / in modern Liaoning province
 hán tiān chilly weather / (loanword from Japanese) agar-agar
 Hú tiān Zoroastrianism
 jiàn tiān (coll.) every day
 lěng tiān cold weather / cold season
 xūn tiān overpowering (of a stench)
 Yě tiān ATI, brand name of AMD graphics cards
 yuǎn tiān heaven / the distant sky
 zhè tiān today / this day
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60天  60-day mark
30天  30-day mark
15天  15-day mark
 dì èr tiān next day / the morrow
 zhè jǐ tiān the past few days
 liáo tiān shì chat room
 qián jǐ tiān a few days before
 Xīng qī tiān Sunday / CL:個|个[ge4]
 qián yī tiān the day before (an event)
 Xīn tiān dì Xintiandi (shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai)
 lǎo tiān yé God / Heavens
 quán tiān hòu all-weather
 háng tiān yuán astronaut
 Rèn tiān táng Nintendo
 xiān tiān xìng congenital / intrinsic / innateness
 Wǔ Zé tiān Wu Zetian (624-705), Tang empress, reigned 690-705
 hǎo bàn tiān most of the day
 pò tiān huāng unprecedented / for the first time / never before / first ever
 mǎn tiān fēi to rush around everywhere / always active
 jǐ tiān lái for the past few days
 dà bái tiān broad daylight
 lǎo bàn tiān (coll.) a long time
 bàn biān tiān half the sky / women of the new society / womenfolk
 yàn yáng tiān bright sunny day / blazing hot day
 mó tiān lún Ferris wheel / observation wheel
 bāo qīng tiān Bao Qingtian, fictional nickname of Bao Zheng 包拯[Bao1 Zheng3] (999-1062), Northern Song official renowned for his honesty
 Lǐ bài tiān Sunday
 háng tiān qì spacecraft
 píng tiān xià to pacify the country
 Nán tiān mén The Southern Heavenly Gates / a name for a mountain pass gate in several places
 háng tiān jú space agency
 Zhān Tiān yòu Zhan Tianyou (1861-1919), Chinese railroad engineer
 hóng jǐng tiān roseroot / Rhodiola rosea
 bài tiān dì to worship heaven and earth / ritual kneeling by bride and groom in a old-fashioned wedding ceremony / also called 拜堂
 mó tiān lóu skyscraper / CL:座[zuo4]
 kāi tiān chuāng to leave a blank to mark censored area
 xìn tiān wēng albatross (family Diomedeidae)
 Zhāng Wén tiān Zhang Wentian (1900-1976), CCP party leader and theorist
 dà hòu tiān three days from now / day after day after tomorrow
 dà qián tiān three days ago
 liáo tiān r erhua variant of 聊天[liao2 tian1]
 dà tiān é (bird species of China) whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus)
 Liú Tiān huá Liu T'ien-hua
 Chén Tiān huà Chen Tianhua (1875-1905), anti-Qing revolutionary from Hunan, drowned himself in Japan in 1905
 hún tiān yí armillary sphere (astronomy)
  astronautics
  monkeypox
 biàn cái tiān Saraswati (the Hindu goddess of wisdom and arts and consort of Lord Brahma)
 bīng tiān chuāng ice skylight / skylight
 cháo tiān jiāo chili pepper (Capsicum frutescens var)
 Cháo tiān qū Chaotian district of Guangyuan city 廣元市|广元市[Guang3 yuan2 shi4], Sichuan
 Chí guó tiān Dhritarashtra (one of the Four Heavenly Kings)
 dài tiān huā variola major
 dāo lì tiān Trayastrimsa
 dǎ tiān xià to seize power / to conquer the world / to establish and expand a business / to carve out a career for oneself
 dǐ cháo tiān upside down / upturned
 Duō wén tiān Vaisravana (one of the Heavenly Kings)
广 Guǎng mù tiān Virupaksa (on of the Four Heavenly Kings)
 guǐ tiān qì awful weather
 Hǎi qīng tiān popular nickname of Hai Rui 海瑞[Hai3 Rui4] (1514-1587), Ming politician, famous for honesty and integrity
 hé dōng tiān nuclear winter
 hòu tiān xìng acquired (characteristic etc)
 hún tiān shuō geocentric theory in ancient Chinese astronomy
 Jīn Tiān hé Jin Tianhe (1874-1947), late Qing poet and novelist, author of Flower in the sea of evil 孽海花
 lè tiān pài happy-go-lucky people / optimists
 Lǐ Tiān lù Li Tianlu (1910-1998), Taiwanese master puppeteer
 Lǐ tiān wáng the pagoda bearing god
 mǎn tiān xīng Baby's Breath / Gypsophila paniculata
 Mào tiān shān Mt Maotian in Chengjiang county 澄江縣|澄江县[Cheng2 jiang1 xian4], Yuxi, east Yunnan
 Mǎ tiān ní Martini
 méi tiān lǐ (old) unprincipled / incorrect / (modern) unnatural / against reason / incredible
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