10 Things you can 点 in Chinese

A note about 点

seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E7%82%B9″>点can mean, well, just about anything. However some of the more common meanings include: drop, spot, point, dot, a little and selec. Hopefully the following list will help you to understand the essence that is seline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”>The 点 list

Super useful in any restaurant in China. Here  takes on the meaning of choose or selec while  in this context means dish or course. So yell the waiter over and  some  from the  (menu).

We don’t think this is particularly common but we had to include because we just loved it and it goes well with number 1.  means hungry or famished so if you   you snack to stave off hunger!

3.点货
If you worked in a factory or a warehouse you might use this. 
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4. 点击
With exactly the same tones as number 2 and seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E7%82%B9%E5%87%BB”>点击 actually means to press or click specifically in reference to computing. So if used in relation to a keyboard then is means press or strike the key, if used in relation to a webpage then it usually means click (a link). No assaulting your keyboards please!

5.点火
seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E7%82%B9″>点 the seline; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”>6.点清
You see this in most Chinese banks at the counter. Any ideas? 
seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E6%B8%85%E6%A5%9A”>清楚which means clear or distinct. So if seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E6%B8%85%E6%A5%9A”>清楚? No? It means to count accurately. So the sign at the bank might read: seline; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”>7.点头
So you may well know the character 
seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E7%82%B9″>点‘ing your seline; line-height: 22px; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); orphans: 2; widows: 2; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);”>8.点心

  is the Mandarin word for it.

9。点钟
Another one you’ll need to know. 
seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E7%82%B9″>点 it means o’clock. So to say the time you put the hour before it. For example one o’clock would be seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E5%87%A0%E7%82%B9%E9%92%9F”>几点钟? Or lose the seline;” title=”Look up in MDBG Chinese-English dictionary” target=”_blank” href=”http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?wdqcham=1&wdrst=0&wdqchs=%E5%87%A0%E7%82%B9″>几点?

10.点名
This would be used in school as it can mean call the roll or roll call, 

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