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Translingual[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (black) + phonetic  – black dots.

Han character[edit]

(radical 203 +5, 17 strokes, cangjie input 田火卜口 (WFYR), four-corner 61360, composition)

  1. dot, speck, spot
  2. point, degree

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1519, character 28
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 48083
  • Dae Jaweon: page 2053, character 16
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 7, page 4745, character 11
  • Unihan data for U+9EDE

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Jyutping dim2, Yale dim2)

  1. how - see 點解

Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tíam (tiam2), tìam (tiam3), Guangdong tiam3; tiam3, tiam5, tem1, tien3 [Meixian], tiam3, tiam5 [Hailu, Siyan], Hagfa Pinyim diam3, diam4)

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(simplified , Pinyin diǎn (dian3), duò (duo4), zhān (zhan1), Wade-Giles tien3, to4, chan1)

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  2. drop
    • 雨點 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]yǔdiǎn [Pinyin] — raindrop
  3. (Chinese characters stroke) dot stroke ()

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Noun[edit]

(traditional, Pinyin diǎn, simplified )

  1. dot; spot; speck
  2. place; point; spot
  3. point; aspect
    • 堅持 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Tā zài zhè diǎn shàng hěn jiānchí. [Pinyin]
      He is most insistent on this point.
  4. o'clock
    • 今天6 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ jīntiān 6 diǎn qù kàn tā. [Pinyin]
      I am going to see him today at six o'clock.
    • 現在 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Xiànzài jī diǎn le? liù diǎn le. [Pinyin]
      What time is it? It's six o'clock.
  5. (mathematics) point
  6. (mathematics) decimal point

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, simplified )

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

Classifier[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, simplified )

  1. a little; a bit; some
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Nǐ néng zài gěi wǒ diǎn chá ma? [Pinyin]
      Would you please give me some more tea?
    • 想要蛋糕 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Wǒ xiǎngyào diǎn dàngāo. [Pinyin]
      I want some cake.
    • 蒼白 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Tā yǒu diǎn cāngbái. [Pinyin]
      He's a little pale.
    • 今天 [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad.]
      Jīntiān yǒu diǎn lěng. [Pinyin]
      It's a little cold today.

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

點 is often used for "o'clock", following the numbered hour: e.g. "three o'clock" is "三點". Normally 點鐘 would be used in the expression "1 o'clock" or "2 o'clock", due to the similarities between 一點 (meaning: "a bit") and 一點 (meaning: "1 o'clock"), but for other hours, the short form is used. Moreover, using 一點 for "1 o'clock" is not grammatically incorrect.


Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA tiám (tiam2))

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(điểm, chấm, chúm, đém, đếm, đóm, đêm)

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