典 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

典 in English

diǎn

  • standard work of scholarship
  • canon
  • law
  • literary quotation or allusion
  • ceremony
  • to be in charge of
  • to mortgage or pawn

HSK levels


Components

  • (qū): bent; crooked; wrong; yeast;
  • (bā): eight / separate

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : point; dot; drop; speck; o'clock; point (in space or time); to draw a dot; to check on a list; to choose; to order (food in a restaurant); to touch briefly; to hint; to light; to ignite; to pour a liquid drop by drop; (old) one fifth of a two-hour watch 更[geng1]; dot stroke in Chinese characters; classifier for items;
  • : gem used as ear plug; jade earrings;
  • : iodine (chemistry);
  • : 蕇
  • : to stand on tiptoe; Taiwan pr. [dian4];

Sentences examples with 典

  • 这本词典对我的学习很有帮助。
    Zhè běn cídiǎn duì wǒ de xuéxí hěn yǒu bāngzhù.
  • 词典被王老师拿走了。
    Cídiǎn bèi wáng lǎoshī ná zǒule.

Words containing 典, by HSK level