天朝

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("sky, heaven") +  ("dynasty").

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin tiāncháo
Zhuyin ㄊㄧㄢ ㄔㄠˊ
IPA (key) /tʰi̯ɛn⁵⁵ ʈ͡ʂʰɑʊ̯³⁵/

Noun[edit]

天朝 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin tiāncháo)

  1. (ironic) China, especially mainland China or the People's Republic of China