Chinese Symbols and Meanings T

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter T.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. TA, TE, TH etc.

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Ta

Table, desk
Table, radical 16
Table, jade tablet
Table, oar, boat
Taboo, shun, avoid mentioning
Tail, tail end, final, remainder, follow
Take, hold, make (not manufacture), handle, regard as, direct object, Measure word, (MW)
Take A Picture, photograph, shine, reflect, illuminate, use image, take care of, reflection, recording, reason, according to
Take A Test, check, verify, examine, investigate, test
Take In Both Hands, carry, pick up, break up, hit
Take Off, pick, pluck, expose
Taken Out, be defeated, lose, transport, carry, lug, haul
Talent, ability
Talented, capable, smart, handsome, elegant
Talented, very fast horse
Talk, talk about, converse, chat, speak, discuss
Talk, chat, kill time
Talk Nonsense, play with words, make up a story
Talkative, loquacious, article of suggestion, (ba5), (particle: imperative)
Talkative, verbose, grumble, chatter
Tall, high, elevated, noble, reknown, golf (translit.)
Tall, high, lofty, majestic
Talon, claw, grab, hold
Tan, dry in the sun, expose, air out
Tang Dynasty(Tang Dynasty)/powerful, evasive, abrupt, rude, impertinent, Tang (formerly Linfeng)
Tangerine, mandarin, loose skinned orange
Tangle, scatter, disordered, chaotic, disarray
Tangled, dishevelled, messy, raspberry, thistledown
Tangled, involved, confused, disordered
Tapir, fierce beast that guards prisons
(have/has/(at that)), clear, distinct, Target, goal, (di2), accurate, exact, proper, (de5), adjectifier (grammar element), possessive (grammar element)
Target, mark, chariot splashboard
Tassel, silk thread, wind, twist silk
Tassel, chin strap, tassled hat
Taste, smell, odor, flavor
Taste, try, experience
Taste, try, experience
Taste, sip, suck, sob, weep
Taste, whisper
Tax, taxes

Te

Teach, guide, instruct, allow, doctrine, dogma, religion
Teach, transmit, give, confer, award
Teach, instruct, train
Teach, pass on, transmit, send, conduct, circulate, propogate
Teacher, experienced, old, aged
Team, group, multitude, crowd, flock, grouping, (羣)
Team Of Two, plow side by side
Tear, split, break apart, rip open, destroy
Tear, twist, snap
Tear Open, split, crack
Tears, snot, snivel
Tease, bother, disturb
Teenager, 15 years old, 15 year old girl, hairpin
齿
Teeth, age, gears, cogs
Tell, inform, narrate, accuse
Tell, narrate, state, relate
Temper, temper iron or steel, dip into water, soak, persuade, urge, advise, arouse, encourage, train hard
Temper, heat up
Temple, shrine, imperial
Temple, monastery, holy building, religious building
Temple, shrine
Temple, temporal bone
Temples, hair on temples
Temporary, provisional, for the time being
Tempt, allure, arouse, linger, stir
Ten Days, period of time
Tendon, gristle
Tent, mosquito net
Term Of Address, translit., particle, (e1), flatter, favor, rely on, corner, pillar, edge, riverbank, discharge, urinate, move the bowels
Termite, boring insect
Terrified, afraid, frightened
Test, check, verify, examine, experience

Th

Thank, thanks
then, That, which, those, in that case, how
That, which, those who
That, those, there
Theatre Box, wing, side room
Then, namely, precisely, right away, connect, accept, go to
Then, will, shall, ready, prepare, get, take, (jiang4), general, admiral, high ranking military officer
Then, accordingly, immediate, prompt, right away, now
Therefore, then, lead on to
this, These, those, here, this one
he/him/she/her/ They, other, others, it
Thick, fat, generous, substantial
Thick Silk, silk that is thick and loosely woven
Thick Wine, liquor, wine with sediment
Thief, bandit, pirate, rob, steel
Thief, burglar, steal, usurp, take
Thin, slice, piece, disc, sheet, leaf, flake, film
Thin, emaciated, lean, meager
Think, believe, wish, miss, want, imagine, believe, idea
Think, consider
Think, meditate, only, always, alone
Third, number three, heavenly stem (3rd)
Thirsty, crave, desire, long for, pine
This, these, those
This, thus, so, such like, (translit.)
Thorns, brambles, wife, cane
Thorough, meticulous, prudent, mindful, cautious
Thread, act of threading a needle, sew, stitch
Threaten, frighten
Threshold, door sill, bar, railing
Thrive, nourish, grow
Throat, gullet
Throat, larynx, narrow passage
Throat, voice
Through Fare, highway junction
Throw, toss, insert, submit, present, agreeable, harmonious, like minded, join, cast (a shadow), stay, head (in a direction)
Throw, drop, lose, discard, cast, fling, reject, throw away
Throw, fling, toss away, cast aside, abandon
Throw, fling, stir up
Thump, thumping sound
Thus, like that, so, you, thou
Thus, but, however, therefore, then, to be,

Ti

Ticket, slip of paper, bank note
Ticket, certificate, bond
Tickle, ticklish, funny
Tide, current, flow, damp, wet, moist
Tie, bind, pierce, penetrate, struggle
Tie, bind, fasten
Tie, bind, fasten
Tie, bind
Tie Together, bunch, bundle
Tiger, brave, fierce, cruel
Tiger, stripes
Tiger Like Animal, like a tiger, fierce wild beast
Tiger Striped, brindled ox, brindled
Tight, taut, tense, nervous, secure, firm, fast, urgent, critical, pressing, emergency
Tighten, bind, reduce, brake, bring to a stop, end, conclude
Tile, pottery, ceramic
Till, plow
Time, at that time, fashionable, sometimes, era, season, epoch
Time, space and time, eternal, eternity, universe
Time, occasion, era
Time Of Famine, time of crop failure
Timid, cautious
Timid, shy, bashful
Tinkling Sound, tinkling of gem pendants
Tinkling Sound, tinkling sound of gem pendants
Tinkling Sound, tinkling of jade pendants
Tiny, miniature, mini, slight, small, microscopic
Tiny, insignificant, vague, far, vast, infinite, endless
Tiny, small, shoreline
Tired, involved, implicated, tiring work, (lei3), accumulate, repeat, in succession, pile up
Tired, weary, had enough

To

To, in/at/on/by, alas, from, by, than
Toad, frog
Toddler, chick, fledgling
Together, share, common, all
Together, alike, same
Together With, peaceful, harmonious, calm, mix, blend, unify, soft, warm, with, and
Together With, and, with, merge, amalgamate, combine
Tomb, grave
Tone, musical note, pipe, flute, even pitched pipe (6 tones)
Tongs, sword
Tooth, teeth, (translit.), radical 92
Top, peak, crown, summit, upset
Top Knot, hair knot
Top Knot, hair rolled in a bun
Topic, title, headline, theme, forehead
Torrent, overflow
Torrential, heavy down pour
Torrential Rain, torrential water flow
Torrential Rain, river in Guangdong
Tortoise, turtle, turtle shell patterns, cracks in the earth, divination (based on marks of seared tortoise shell), radical 213
Toss, throw, hurl, cast
Toss, throw, cast aside, discard
Touch, contact, meet, bump, crash, collide, meet, rendezvous, unexpected meeting, take a chance
Touch, feel, rub, chafe, grind, scour, friction, (translit.)
Touch Lightly, caress, feel, feel for, stroke, grope around in the dark
Tough, tenacious, strong
Tour, travel, roam
Tour, sight see, look over, view
Towards, move towards, in direction of, with
Towards, face, pilgrimage, dynasty, imperial court, emperor, monach, Korea, (zhao1), morning, dawn
Towel, kerchief, scarf, radical 50
Tower, pagoda, tall building, spire
Tower, building, mansion
Towering, lofty
Towering, eminent, abrupt rise

Tr

Trace, copy, paint, sketch, describe, portray, depict, imitate, gild, touch up
Trace, track, footprint
Track, path, orbit
Traitor, traitorously, adultery, cheat
Traitor, villain
Trample, oppress, overrun
Trample, tread on
Trample, search for
Trample, step on, walk on
Tranform, change, make into, understand
Tranquil, understand
Translate, turn over, up end, flip, capsize
Translate, interpret, decode
Trap, sink, fall into,
Trap, hole, pitfall, snare
Travel, lodge, inn, tour, tourism
Travel By, attach, join, hang over, raise, put up, initiate, help, rescue
Tray, plate, dish, twisted, winding, (travelling), tangled, crossed, intertwined, investigate, interrogate, examine
Tread, tread, step
Tread On, step on, roll back (tai ji quan)
Tread On, step on, stumble, slip
Tread On, step on, chase, follow, track
Tread On, step on, search
Treasury, public funds
Treat, cure, heal, recover
Treat With Disrespect, dirty, ragged, slight, insult
Tree, wood, wooden, radical 75
Tree, plant, bamboo
Tree, willow like tree with white bark, great, effective
Tree Graft, probe, poke, pierce, prick
Tree Trunk, support, prop
Tree Type, type of birch
Tremble, quiver, shiver
Trench, moat, air raid shelter
Trench, moat, ditch
Trickle, flow down, drip, shed tears
Trickle, sound of flowing water
Trigram, fortune teller
Trigram, mountain
Triple Heater, Organ in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Tripod, triple legged bronze caldron
Tripod, incense tripod
Triumphant, victorius, soothing, peace, joy
Troubled, confused
Trough, vat, tank, distillery, manger
Trowel, spade
True, real
Trumpet, musical instrument
Trunk, bamboo box for books
Trust, believe, faith, letter, correspondence, message, evidence, sign, indicator(s), information, credentials, news, tongue
Trust, have confidence, brood over eggs
Try, test, examine, experiment, trial run, probation

Ts

Tsamba, Tibetan food

Tu

Tube, cyclinder
Tuberculosis, consumption
Tuck In, stick in, fold, support with arms
Tulip, plum, luxuriant, lush, pent up, depressed, despondent
Tung Tree, firmiana, parasol tree
Tung Tree, coffin
Tunnel, passageway, underground, subterranean, path to a tomb
Turban, head dress
Turn, rotate, revolve, transfer, convey
Turn, rotate, revolve, wind, winding, whirl, zigzag, loop, circle around, repeat, ileum (anat), return
Turn, revolve, circle, spin, return, momentary, short time, soon
Turn, twist, grab, wring
Turn, twist, wrench, grab, wring
Turn Over, flip, turn upside down, turn around, switch, reverse, oppose, opposite, contrary, anti
Turn Over, roll onto side, half turn over
Turnip, flower of leek
Turtles, large turtles

Tw

Twilight, dusk, dark, muddled, faint, dizzy, lose consciousness
Twins, Gemellus
Twist, curl, roll, reel, involve, draw in
Twist, rub, roll, rub or roll between the fingers or hands
Twist, bend, turn, cord
Twisted, bent, crooked
Twisted, twirl with fingers, tease, toy with
Twitter, crow, cry, call
Two Hands, two hands clasped, radical 55

Ty

Type, class, kind, type, plant, classification, grouping, (zhong4), cultivate, farm
Type, kind, sort, manner, class
Type, plant, water lily family
Type Of Rush, used for manufacture

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