明天tomorrow

Chinese name: 明天

Pinyin: míng tiān

English name: tomorrow

Characters: The first character 明 is an image of a sun and a moon. Originally it meant to brighten. Now the character simply means bright or clear.

The second character 天 is an ideographic character. Originally in oracle bones, it is a picture of a big person with sky above him. Now the character simply means sky or day.

A literal translation of 明天 in English is bright day.

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