Pinyin "tian3"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "tian3" is split up into two parts: "ti" and "an3". 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 "an3"

In the anthill's living room.

Characters pronounced tian3

to shame

= + : Mnemonic symbol: a rap battle.

Mother Teresa (ti) is shaming (忝) the angle (天) in the anthill (an3) during a rap battle (忝) for its ridiculous chain of heart-shaped lights (㣺).
to lick / to lap

= + : Mother Teresa (ti) is licking (舔) her mouth with her tongue (舌) for the next rap battle (忝) in the anthill (an3). Who will she shame (忝) next?
make strong (as liquors) / virtuous
to exterminate
(literary) bright
turbid / muddy
variant of 㥏[tian3]
shameful / shameless
to obtain by deception