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English Definitionspot; point; dot; speck; drop (of liquid); droplet; point (of argument); idea; crux; indication; pointer
Simplified Script点子
Traditional Script點子
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄧㄢˇ ㄗ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)dim2zi2
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
diǎnpoint; 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 ; dot stroke in Chinese characters; measure word for items
son; child; seed; egg; small thing; 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat; Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位; ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)

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Words With Same Head Word    
点钟diǎnzhōng(indicating time of day) o'clock
点心diǎnxinlight refreshments; pastry; dimsum (in Cantonese cooking); dessert
点菜diǎncàito order dishes (in a restaurant)
点燃diǎnránto ignite; to set on fire; aflame
点头diǎntóuto nod
Words With Same Tail Word    
帽子màozihat; cap; (fig.) label; bad name
屋子wūzihouse; room
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