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English Definitionpoint; 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
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Pinyindiǎn
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄧㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)dim2
Part of Speech(名) noun, (动) verb, (量) measure word
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic

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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
点子diǎnzispot; point; dot; speck; drop (of liquid); droplet; point (of argument); idea; crux; indication; pointer
Words With Same Tail Word    
重点zhòngdiǎnimportant point; main point; focus; key (project etc); to focus on; to put the emphasis on
特点tèdiǎncharacteristic (feature); trait; feature
观点guāndiǎnpoint of view; viewpoint; standpoint
缺点quēdiǎnweak point; fault; shortcoming; disadvantage
优点yōudiǎnmerit; benefit; strong point; advantage
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