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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Stroke order
点-order.gif
simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from (). Note that 黑 changed from being on the left to being 灬, underneath. Compare (from ), which retains the , and , which is the simplification in isolation.

Current form is  + .

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input X卜口火 (XYRF), 卜口火 (YRF), composition)

  1. dot, speck, spot
  2. point, degree
  3. o'clock

Derived characters[edit]

  • Simplification:

References[edit]

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 669, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18980
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1078, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2198, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+70B9

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Jyutping dim2, Yale dim2)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanjishinjitai kanji, kyūjitai form )

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Counter[edit]

(hiragana てん, romaji -ten)

  1. items or goods

Noun[edit]

(hiragana てん, romaji ten)

  1. spot, dot
  2. score; grade; mark(s)

Suffix[edit]

(hiragana てん, romaji -ten)

  1. point

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(jeom) (hangeul , revised jeom, McCune-Reischauer chŏm, Yale cem)

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Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin diǎn (dian3), wéi (wei2), Wade-Giles tien3, wei2)

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  2. drop
  3. (Chinese characters stroke) dot stroke ()

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, traditional )

  1. dot; spot; speck
  2. place; point; spot
  3. point; aspect
  4. o'clock
  5. (mathematics) point
  6. (mathematics) decimal point

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, traditional )

  1. to choose; to select; to order (food)
  2. to nod

Classifier[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, traditional )

  1. a little; a bit; some

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

点 is often used for "o'clock", following the numbered hour: e.g. "three o'clock" is "三点". Normally 点钟 would be used in the expression "1 o'clock" or "2 o'clock", due to the similarities between 一点 (meaning: "a bit") and 一点 (meaning: "1 o'clock"), but for other hours, the short form is used. Moreover, using 一点 for "1 o'clock" is not grammatically incorrect.