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Stroke order
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Han character

(radical 86 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input X卜口火 (XYRF), 卜口火 (YRF), composition)

  1. dot, speck, spot
  2. point, degree
  3. o'clock

References

  • KangXi: not present, would follow page 669, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 18980
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1078, character 15
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2198, character 7
  • Unihan data for U+70B9

Cantonese

Hanzi

(Yale dim2)


Japanese

Kanji

(grade 2 kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Noun

(hiragana てん, romaji ten)

  1. spot, dot
  2. score; grade; mark(s)

Counter

(hiragana てん, romaji ten)

  1. counter for points of score

Korean

Hanja

(hangeul 점, revised jeom, McCune-Reischauer chŏm, Yale cem)


Mandarin

Pronunciation

Hanzi

(traditional 點, pinyin diǎn (dian3), wéi (wei2), Wade-Giles tien3, wei2)

Compounds

Usage notes

点 is often used for "o'clock", following the numbered hour: e.g. "three o'clock" is "三点". Normally 点钟 would be used in the expression "1 o'clock" or "2 o'clock", due to the similarities between 一点 (meaning: "a bit") and 一点 (meaning: "1 o'clock"), but for other hours, the short form is used. Moreover, using 一点 for "1 o'clock" is not grammatically incorrect.

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