Pinyin "tian1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "tian1" is split up into two parts: "ti" and "an1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "ti"

Ti is for Mother Teresa.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "an1"

In front of the anthill.

Characters pronounced tian1

day / sky / heaven

= + : Mother Teresa (ti) programmed a robot (大) to play a flute duet together with her in front of the Anchor Inn (an1). As they play their flutes (一) an angel (天) hears their heavenly tune and descends from heaven to listen to them.
to add / to increase / to replenish

= + : It was very tiring for Mother Theresa (ti) to shame (忝) her opponent during her last rap battle (忝). In front of the Anchor Inn (an1) she replenishes (添) her vigor by drinking bottled holy water (氵).
used in 黇鹿[tian1 lu4]
variant of 天[tian1]
old variant of 天[tian1]