Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

点 (點) diǎn

  1. diǎn noun point / dot /downwards-right convex character stroke
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Language 语言
    Notes: (Sun 2006, loc. 1178)
  2. diǎn measure word o'clock / decimal point / a little / a point in a group of ideas
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: 点 is an indefinite measure word. The only number than can be used in front of it is 1.
  3. diǎn verb to appoint / to designate / to order
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Such as for food in a restaurant
  4. diǎn verb to light on fire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Fire 火
  5. diǎn verb to dot
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: with a pen
  6. diǎn verb to nod one's head
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Also to slightly raise one's hand, such as in an auction
  7. diǎn verb to count
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
  8. diǎn verb to apply drip by drip
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Such as for eye medicine
  9. diǎn verb to touch quickly and gently
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
  10. diǎn verb to give directions
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
  11. diǎn verb to appoint / to designate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of the Southern Dynasties 《南史》 卷三十  列傳第二十 何尚之 Volume 30 Biographies 20: He Shangzhi 37
History of Song 《宋史》 卷三百九十三 列傳第一百五十二 彭龜年 黃裳 羅點 黃度 周南 林大中 陳騤 黃黼 詹體仁 Volume 393 Biographies 152: Peng Guinian, Huang Chang, Luo Dian, Huang Du, Zhou Nan, Lin Dazhong, Chen Kui, Huang Fu, Zhan Tiren 36
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷八十七 志第三十七:  百官三 Volume 87 Treatises 40: Official Posts 3 36
Book of Liang 《梁書》 卷五十一 列傳第四十五 處士 Volume 51: Retired Gentlemen 35
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷五十三 志第五:  曆二 Volume 53 Treatises 6: Calendar 2 24
History of Jin 《金史》 卷五十六 志第三十七: 百官二 殿前都點檢司 宣徽院 秘書監 國子監 太府監 少府監 軍器監 都水監 諫院 大理寺 弘文院 登聞鼓院 登聞檢院 記注院 集賢院 益政院 武衛軍都指揮使司 衛尉司 戶禮兵刑工部所轄諸司 三路檢察及外路倉庫牧圉等職 Volume 56 Treatises 37: Official Posts 2 - Palace Inspector General, Court of Palace Attendants, Director of the Palace Library, Imperial Academy, Imperial Treasury, Directorate for Imperial Manufacturers, Directorate for Arms, Waterway Inspector, Remonstrance Bureau, Court of Judicial Review, Academy for the Advancement of Literature, Admonishment Drum Court, Admonishment Inspection Court, Notes and Annotation Court, Academy of Scholarly Worthies, Benefits Administration Court, Command of the Military Guard for the Capital, Office for Commandant of Guards, Offices for the Punishment of Ceremonial Guards, Offices for Three Circuits Inspection and Outer Storehouses for Horses 17
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷九十  志第四十:  百官六 Volume 90 Treatises 43: Official Posts 6 17
History of Song 《宋史》 卷八十二 志第三十五 律曆十五 Volume 82 Treatises 35: Measures and Calendar 15 16
History of Song 《宋史》 卷三百八十五 列傳第一百四十四 葛邲 錢端禮 魏杞 周葵 施師點 蕭燧 龔茂良 Volume 385 Biographies 144: Ge Bi, Qian Duanli, Wei Qi, Zhou Kui, Shi Shidian, Xiao Sui, Gong Maoliang 16
History of Song 《宋史》 卷一百七十二 志第一百二十五 職官十二 Volume 172 Treatises 125: Offical Posts 12 15


Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
尘点 塵點 塵點日月 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十四 楊震列傳 Volume 54: Biography of Yang Zhen 5
点定 點定 無所點定 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷八十四 列女傳 Volume 84: Biographies of Exemplary Women 4
点曰 點曰 曾點曰 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷四十九 王充王符仲長統列傳 Volume 49: Biographies of Wang Chong, Wang Fu, Zhongchang Tong 3
点弟 點弟 點弟胤竝款交 Book of Southern Qi 《南齊書》 卷四十八 列傳第二十九 袁彖 孔稚珪 劉繪 Volume 48 Biographies 29: Yuan Tuan, Kong Zhigui, Liu Hui 3
点谓 點謂 豐點謂公鉏 The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》 襄公 Lord Xiang 3
点漆 點漆 眼如點漆 Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十三 列傳第六十三 外戚 Volume 93 Biographies 63: Imperial Affines 2
点皇 點皇 緇點皇風 Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷68 甄琛 高聰 Volume 68: Zhen Chen, Gao Cong 2
点日月 點日月 塵點日月 Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 卷五十四 楊震列傳 Volume 54: Biography of Yang Zhen 2
笔点 筆點 夢人以筆點己額 Book of Northern Qi 《北齊書》 卷四  帝紀第四  文宣帝 Volume 4 Annals 4: Emperor Wenxuan 2
墨点 墨點 墨點識之 Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷十六 志第六 律曆上 Volume 16 Treatises 6: Rhythm and the Calendar Part One 2