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tiān

  1. tiān noun day
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: time 时间
    Notes: For example, in spoken Chinese, 你帮几天忙好了 'Please help for a few days.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 176) A measure word cannot be used with this noun. 天 is also used in literary Chinese in this sense (GHC '天' 7).
  2. tiān measure word day
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
  3. tiān noun heaven / Heavenly Realm
    Domain: Religion 宗教
    Notes: For example, 天人合一 'the harmonious oneness of Heaven and humanity.' (Yao, 2000, p. 140; Kroll '天' 2) Heaven is understood to be above the human world. For example, 四天下眾生 'the beings under the four heavens (T 227, Scroll 3 《小品般若波羅蜜經》). FGS translation standard: Heavenly Realm (Faxiang).
  4. tiān noun a deva / a god
    Domain: Religion 宗教
    Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: deva (male), devī (female), same in Pali (BL 'deva'; Kroll '天' 5)
  5. tiān noun nature
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 天然 (Kroll '天' 4; GHC '天' 2).
  6. tiān noun sky
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Nature 大自然
    Notes: For example, 蓝天 'blue sky.' (XHW 2016-02-04) 天 is used in this sense in both modern and literary Chinese (Kroll '天' 1; GHC '天' 1).
  7. tiān noun weather
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 天气 (Kroll '天' 1a; GHC '天' 6).

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星期天礼拜天今天翻天覆地物竞天择天然气昨天聊天天骄天津天气航天器天安门天坛天空航天天干天地人天天真晴天天堂地久天长破天荒古树参天别有洞天天然明天半天春天冬天秋天夏天白天后天前天天文成天天才天上天下天主教阴天半边天当天开天辟地老天爷谈天天长地久天色天生

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Truncated for common words

CollectionDocument TitleOccurrences
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《天官書》 Astronomy 73
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《萬章章句上》 Commentary on Wan Zhang I 43
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《中庸章句》 Commentary on Doctrine of the Mean 35
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《盡心章句上》 Commentary on Jin Xin I 28
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《封禪書》 Religious sacrificial ceremonies 27
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《大宗師》 The Great and Most Honoured Master 22
The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《中庸》 The State of Equilibrium and Harmony, also known as the Doctrine of the Mean 19
Commentaries on the Four Books by Zhu Xi 朱熹《四書章句集注》 《告子章句上》 Commentary on Gaozi I 17
Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 《樂書》 Music 15
Zhuangzi 《莊子》 《雜篇‧庚桑楚》 Miscellaneous Chapters - Geng-sang Chu 15

Collocations

SimplifiedTraditionalExampleExample ReferenceFrequency
天厌 天厭 天厭之 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye 2
天丧 天喪 天喪予 The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 11. 《先進》 Xian Jin 2

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ExampleSourceOccurrences
獲罪 3. 《八佾》 Ba Yi in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
6. 《雍也》 Yong Ye in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
8. 《泰伯》 Tai Bo in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 1
斯文 9. 《子罕》 Zi Han in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 4
11. 《先進》 Xian Jin in The Analects of Confucius 《論語》 2
《曲禮上》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 1 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
天子 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 1
《檀弓上》 Tan Gong I in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 2
《檀弓下》 Tan Gong II in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《王制》 Royal Regulations in The Book of Rites 《禮記》 3
《內篇‧逍遙遊》 Inner Chapters - Enjoyment in Untroubled Ease in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 5
《齊物論》 The Adjustment of Controversies in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 6
《養生主》 Nourishing the Lord of Life in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 6
《人間世》 Man in the World, Associated with other Men in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 7
受命 《德充符》 The Seal of Virtue Complete in Zhuangzi 《莊子》 11
Selections from Stories by Liu Xiang in Selections of Literary Chinese Prose 1
《釋詁》 Explanation of Old Words in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋天》 Explanation of Heaven in Er Ya 《爾雅》 7
《釋草》 Explanation of Plants in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋蟲》 Explanation of Insects in Er Ya 《爾雅》 1
《釋鳥》 Explanation of Birds in Er Ya 《爾雅》 3
《本紀‧五帝本紀》 Annals - Annals of the Five Emperors in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 7
《夏本紀》 Annals of Xia in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 10
《殷本紀》 Annals of Yin in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 10
《周本紀》 Annals of Zhou in Records of the Grand Historian 《史記》 12