The Chinese word 指 means “finger” or “to point”. It is commonly used in phrases such as 指头 which means “finger” or 指示 which means “to indicate”. It can also be used in idiomatic expressions such as 指鹿为马 which means “to call a deer a horse”, indicating a deliberate attempt to deceive or confuse someone. Overall, 指 is a versatile word that is used in a variety of contexts in Chinese.
Verb: to point at or to, to indicate
|这个词的意思我不知道，你能指给我吗？||zhège cí de yìsi wǒ bù zhīdào, nǐ néng zhǐ gěi wǒ ma?||I don’t know the meaning of this word, can you point it out to me?|
|他的手指很长，弹钢琴一定很好听||tā de shǒuzhǐ hěn zhǎng, tán gāngqín yídìng hěn hǎotīng||His fingers are long, he must play the piano very well|
|我们在地图上指出了所有的旅游景点||wǒmen zài dìtú shàng zhǐ chūle suǒyǒu de lǚyóu jǐngdiǎn||We marked all the tourist attractions on the map|
|这个老师总是指导我们如何写好文章||zhège lǎoshī zǒng shì zhǐdǎo wǒmen rúhé xiě hǎo wénzhāng||This teacher always guides us on how to write good articles|
|请你指出哪里出了问题||qǐng nǐ zhǐ chū nǎlǐ chūle wèntí||Please point out where the problem is|
|这本书的封面上指明了作者的名字和出版社||zhè běn shū de fēngmiàn shàng zhǐmíngle zuòzhě de míngzì hé chūbǎn shè||The cover of this book indicates the author’s name and publishing house|