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点起
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English Definitionto light
Simplified Script点起
Traditional Script點起
Pinyindiǎnqǐ
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
diánqǐ
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄉㄧㄢˇ ㄑㄧˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dim2hei2
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
to rise; to raise; to get up; to set out; to start; to appear; to launch; to initiate (action); to draft; to establish; to get (from a depot or counter); verb suffix, to start; (before place or time) starting from; measure word for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance; measure word for groups: batch, group

Related Words

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
点子diǎnzispot; point; dot; speck; drop (of liquid); droplet; point (of argument); idea; crux; indication; pointer
Words With Same Tail Word    
一起yīqǐin the same place; together; with; altogether (in total)
对不起duì bù qǐunworthy; to let down; I'm sorry; excuse me; pardon me; if you please; sorry? (please repeat)
从…起cóng … qǐstarting from …
引起yǐnqǐto give rise to; to lead to; to cause; to arouse
兴起xīngqǐto rise; to spring up; to burgeon; to be aroused; to come into vogue
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