9 strokes
fire 火 (灬)
spot, point, mark, speck, decimal point
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
165 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 点 【テン】 dot, spot, point, speck, mark, mark (in an exam, etc.), grade, score, points, point (in a game), score, goal, run, point, point, aspect, matter, detail, part, respect, way, viewpoint, (punctuation) mark (e.g. comma, period, decimal point), dot, "dot" stroke (in a Chinese character), counter for points, marks, goals, etc., counter for goods, items, articles of clothing, works of art, etc.
  • 点検 【テンケン】 inspection, examination, checking
  • 最重点 【サイジュウテン】 very important point
  • 同点 【ドウテン】 same score, deadlock, tie, draw

Kun reading compounds

  • 点ける 【つける】 to turn on, to switch on, to light up
  • 点く 【つく】 to be lit (of a lamp, burner, etc.), to catch fire, to ignite, to start burning, to be turned on (of a light, appliance, etc.), to come on
  • 点てる 【たてる】 to make tea (matcha), to perform the tea ceremony
  • 注す 【さす】 to pour, to add (liquid), to serve (drinks), to put on (lipstick, etc.), to apply, to colour, to dye, to light (a fire), to burn
  • 灯す 【ともす】 to light (a candle, lamp, etc.), to turn on (a light)
  • 灯す 【ともす】 to light (a candle, lamp, etc.), to turn on (a light)


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • punto
  • marca


  • ponto
  • marca
  • ponto decimal


  • point
  • note
  • allumer
  • virgule (décimales)
285 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
196 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
179 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
141 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
804 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
229 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
714 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
169 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
169 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
399 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1275 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2587 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1322 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1793 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
171 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
18980 Morohashi
2084 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3412 New Nelson (John Haig)
169 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
181 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
175 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
185 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1240 2001 Kanji
2m7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
2133.6 Four corner code
1-37-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
70b9 Unicode hex code