Meaning and pronunciation of 点

Simplified character
Traditional character
diǎn (dian3)


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[geng1]; dot stroke in Chinese characters; classifier for items;

HSK levels:

1, 4, 5, 6


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

Characters with the same pronunciation:

Sentences examples with 点:

  • 他吃一点。
    Tā chī yīdiǎn.
  • 现在几点了?
    Xiànzài jǐ diǎnle?
  • 我去超市买点儿菜。
    Wǒ qù chāoshì mǎidiǎn er cài.
  • 请吃点儿米饭。
    Qǐng chī diǎn er mǐfàn.
  • 家里没吃的了,我们去买点儿吧。
    Jiālǐ méi chī dele, wǒmen qù mǎidiǎn er ba.

Words containing 点, by HSK level:

HSK level 1 word list

  • (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
  • (yīdiǎn er) : a little (bit)

HSK level 4 word list

  • (dìdiǎn) : place; site; location; venue; CL:個|个[ge4];
  • (quēdiǎn) : weak point; fault; shortcoming; CL:个
  • (tèdiǎn) : characteristic (feature); trait; feature; CL:个
  • (yōudiǎn) : merit; benefit; strong point; advantage; CL:个
  • (zhòngdiǎn) : emphasis; focal point; priority; key; with the emphasis on; focusing on

HSK level 5 word list

  • (biāodiǎn) : punctuation; a punctuation mark; to punctuate; CL:个
  • (diǎnxin) : pastry; dimsum (in Cantonese cooking); dessert; light refreshments
  • (guāndiǎn) : point of view; viewpoint; standpoint; CL:个

HSK level 6 word list

  • (diǎnzhuì) : to decorate; an ornament; to adorn; only for show
  • (jiāodiǎn) : focus; focal point
  • (ruòdiǎn) : weak point; failing
  • (yàodiǎn) : main point; essential
  • (zhōngdiǎn) : the end; end point; finishing line (in a race); destination; terminus; CL:个

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