Last modified on 21 July 2014, at 07:16
See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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simpl.
trad.

EtymologyEdit

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 characterEdit

(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 charactersEdit

  • Simplification:

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(traditional , Jyutping dim2, Yale dim2)

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JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

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

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

CounterEdit

(hiragana てん, romaji -ten)

  1. items or goods

NounEdit

(hiragana てん, romaji ten)

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

SuffixEdit

(hiragana てん, romaji -ten)

  1. point

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

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

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MandarinEdit

PronunciationEdit

HanziEdit

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

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

See alsoEdit

NounEdit

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, traditional )

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

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, traditional )

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

ClassifierEdit

(simplified, Pinyin diǎn, traditional )

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

SynonymsEdit

Usage notesEdit

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.