Today’s word of the day is 天 (tiān), a noun that means day. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 天 (tiān).
雨天 (yǔ tiān) Rainy day
The first word is 雨天 (yǔ tiān) which means ‘rainy day’. 雨 means rain and 天 means 'day'. A way of using it in a sentence is: 这里最近都是雨天。(Zhèlǐ zuìjìn dōu shì yǔtiān.) It’s been just rainy days over here recently.
阴天 (yīn tiān) Cloudy day
Another word we can create with 天 (tiān) is 阴天 (yīn tiān). This means cloudy day. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 阴 means cloudy or overcast and 天means day. A way of using it in a sentence is 今天是阴天。(Jīntiān shì yīn tiān.) Today is a cloudy day.
晴天 (qíng tiān) Sunny day
Finally, we can create the word 晴天 (qíng tiān) which means ‘sunny day’. The 晴 here means clear, so there are no clouds in the sky. A way of using it in a sentence is 天气预报说明天是晴天。(Tiānqì yùbào shuōmíng tiān shì qíngtiān.) The weather forecast says it will be a sunny day tomorrow.