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点 diǎn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

点 (diǎn) English Meaning

  • 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 更(gēng)
  • dot stroke in Chinese characters
  • classifier for items

Traditional Character:

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 多吃点蔬菜。
    Duō chī diǎn shūcài.
    Eat more vegetables.
  • 我点鼻塞。
    Wǒ diǎn bísè.
    I am a bit stuffed up.
  • 给她点时间。
    Gěi tā diǎn shíjiān.
    Give her a moment.
  • 略微超重了点。
    Lüèwēi chāozhòngle diǎn.
    It’s a little overweight.
  • 喝点东西吗?
    Hē diǎn dōngxī ma?
    Want a drink?
  • 少喝点啤酒!
    Shǎo hē diǎn píjiǔ!
    Go easy on the beer!

Stroke Order & Character Components

点 (diǎn): 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 更(gēng); dot stroke in Chinese characters; classifier for items

  • (bo): divination
  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (biāo): fire, legs

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 点

HSK 1 Word List

  • 点 (diǎn): a little; a bit; drop (of liquid); stain; spot; speck; jot; dot stroke (in Chinese characters); decimal point; point; mark (of degree or level); a place (with certain characteristics); iron bell; o’clock; some; (point) unit of measurement for type; to touch on briefly; to make clear; to light; to ignite; to kindle; period of time at night (24 minutes) (old); a drip; to dibble; classifier for small indeterminate quantities
  • 一点儿 (yī diǎn er): a little (bit) 

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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