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The Chinese word dian - 点 - diăn
(drop in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

drop, speck, dot, a (little) bit of, o'clock, some,
spot, a little, to kindle, limit

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Chinese characters  ( dian / diăn ) with pronunciation (English translation: drop )
点 ( dian / diăn ) in traditional characters
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snack  |  to ignite fire
点 ( dian / diăn ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 123)
Chinese example words containing the character 点 ( dian / diăn )
标点 ( biāodiăn = punctuation ), 点钞机 ( diănchāojī = counting machine ), 点心 ( diănxīn = snack ), 点钟 ( diănzhōng = clock ), 几点 ( jĭdiăn = what time ), 缺点 ( quēdiăn = fault ), 特点 ( tèdiăn = trait ), 甜点 ( tiándiăn = dessert ), 一点 ( yīdiăn = a bit ), 一点儿 ( yīdiănr = a little ), 优点 ( yōudiăn = advantage ), 有一点儿 ( yŏu yīdiănr = a bit ), 终点 ( zhōngdiăn = terminal point ), 重点 ( zhòngdiăn = emphasis )
Other characters that are pronounced diăn in Chinese

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