Pronunciation

diǎn

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diǎn Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
diǎn | dian3
English translation
point
dot
drop
speck
o'clock
point (in space or time)
to draw a dot
to check on a list
to choose
to order (food in a restaurant)
to touch briefly
to hint
to light
to ignite
to pour a liquid drop by drop
(old) one fifth of a two-hour watch gēng [gēng]
dot stroke in Chinese characters
classifier for items
dot, point, speck

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About diǎn

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Number of strokes

9

Traditional form

diǎn

Contains the radical

huǒ

Part of speech

Numeral / 数词 shù cí Shù cí

Learning hint

fire

Etymology of diǎn

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

占灬

Semantic compound

huǒ

Phonetic compound

zhàn

Explanation

Simplified form of diǎn .

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Example sentences using diǎn

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dào 铺子 pù zi mǎi diǎn 黄油 huáng yóu hǎo ?

Will you run over to the shop and get some butter?

还是 háishi 当心 dāngxīn diǎn hǎo , 不然 bùrán huì 上当 shàngdàng 受骗 shòu piàn .

You'd better watch out, or you'll be getting done in.

这个 zhè ge hǎo 一点 yī diǎn , dàn guì 一些 yī xiē .

This is better, but then again it costs more.

晚上 wǎnshang 11 diǎn 过后 guò hòu ,电视台 diàn shì tái 停止 tíng zhǐ 播放 bōfàng 节目 jiémù .

Television closed down for the night after eleven o'clock.

míng 女招待送来 le 他们 tā men diǎn de 葡萄酒 pú tao jiǔ .

A waitress arrived with the wine they had ordered.

Words with diǎn

Explore 25 words and sayings that include the Chinese character diǎn in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
diǎn point diǎn
有点 yǒu diǎn a little有點
重点 chóngdiǎn focus重點
一点 yī diǎn a bit一點
特点 tèdiǎn trait特點
观点 guāndiǎn point of view觀點
地点 dìdiǎn place地點
差点 chà diǎn almost差點
点儿 diǎn r point點兒
试点 shì diǎn test point試點
点头 diǎn tóu to nod點頭
焦点 jiāodiǎn focus焦點
热点 rè diǎn hot spot熱點
百分点 bǎi fēn diǎn percentage point百分點
快点 kuài diǎn Hurry up!快點
缺点 quēdiǎn fault缺點
早点 zǎo diǎn breakfast早點
优点 yōudiǎn merit優點
起点 qǐ diǎn starting point起點
网点 wǎng diǎn branch網點
景点 jǐng diǎn scenic spot景點
一点儿 yīdiǎnr a bit一點兒
有一点 yǒu yī diǎn a little有一點
终点 zhōngdiǎn the end終點
点燃 diǎn rán to ignite點燃

diǎn Decomposition & Compounds

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diǎn Decomposition

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