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天 means 'heaven'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 159   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-2    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 4    Beginner lesson: 8   Begins 513 words   Used in 804 words   Used in 2587 names   Component in 56 kanji (9 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   テン
Kun
   あめ   あま- heaven
Kun    あまつ
Name    あき   あも   た   たかし   て   なま
⿱   one   big  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 天 is used 43 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 天 is used 725 times, read 3 ways (with 3 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
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noun
1. weather; the elements  (see also: お天気, 気象)
2. fair weather; fine weather
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テン (read as でん) : 2 words FIND ALL
4
noun
short-lived rule; being in power only for a brief period; brief championship  (yojijukugo)
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あめ : 2 words FIND ALL
noun or verb acting prenominally
heavenly; celestial; divine
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あま- (read as あま) : 16 words FIND ALL
3
noun
Milky Way; luminous band corresponding to the plane of the galaxy  (astronomy, etc. term)
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て: 3 words. FIND ALL
0
noun
1. Portuguese Jesuits (in Japan in the 16th century)  (originally from Portuguese 'padre')
2. Christianity; Christian
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あっ: 1 word. FIND ALL
3 0 1
1. splendid; praiseworthy; admirable; brilliant  (often written with kana only)
interjection (kandoushi)
2. well done!; bravo!  (often written with kana only)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
5
noun
His Majesty the Emperor
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Henshall: 67 (originally: 58)  Joy o' Kanji : 58  Key to Kanji: 777 

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テン   あめ    あま- heaven   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
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