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v. to mark, to dot; to nod or point (of head or finger); to touch on very briefly; to order, to choose
Other meanings
[diǎn]   m. o'clock
[diǎn]   n. drop (of liquid); spot, dot, speck
[diǎn]   n. dot stroke; appointed time, scheduled time; refreshment, snack
[diǎn]   v. to light, to kindle; to hint, to point at
[diǎn]   v. to count, to check one by one; to decorate, to adorn
[diǎn]   m. a little; item, piece (suggestion, advice, etc.)
    fire (for )
    black (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
diǎn cài
phr. order dishes
diǎn gē
v. order songs
diǎn tóu
v. to nod
wó ké yí dián yǐn liào ma ?
phr. Can I order something to drink?
qīng tíng dián shuǐ
idiom. like a dragonfly skim the surface of the water -- to touch on something without going into it deeply
tā yòng shóu zhí diǎn le dián wó xiě cuò de dì fang
phr. He pointed at the part where I made a mistake in writing.
quān quān dián diǎn
v. to make circles and dots (to mark the texts)