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draw; picture; painting dragon; imperial; surname to dot in the eyes on a painting; to add the finishing touch
trad. (畫龍點睛) 點睛
simp. (画龙点睛) 点睛
Literally: “to draw a dragon and dot in the eyes”.

EtymologyEdit

From an anecdote of a 6th-century Chinese painter Zhang Sengyou.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

畫龍點睛

  1. (figuratively) to put on the finishing touches

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (畫龍點睛):