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Understanding the pronunciation and explanation of Common Chinese character: 点


  
Chinese Character Try to write it by Doodle Program Pronunciations and explanations
   [diǎn]  
[a drop (of liquid), dot, decimal point, a little, a bit, appoint time, select, choose, order food/drink, <classifier for small amounts>, (=点火 diǎnhuǒ) light a fire;]
一点儿 yìdiǎnr [a little;]
点头 diǎntóu [nod one's head]

How to write Chinese characters
The order of strokes of Chinese characters are traditionally classified into eight basic forms, each appearing in the character "eternally" and according to their contemporary names("Dian", "Heng", "Shu", "Gou", "Ti", "Pie", "Duan Pie", "Na"). Though somewhat arbitrary, this system has remained popular for nearly two millenia. Go to this page to learn more about the order of strokes of Chinese characters.