To Point At
To Point To
transitive verb, godan verb
When you want to use your finger to explain the distinction between more than one thing, you need to point at it. Otherwise the person you're talking to won't be able to tell which one you're talking about.
In general, 指差す specifically means using one’s index finger to physically point at something or someone.
The readings for this word are both kun'yomi readings. You've learned both of these readings by now so you should be able to read this on your own.
In Japan, it’s rude to point at people.
Pointing at the young girl, the older woman said, "She's really strong-willed, you know," and grinned.
Right now, I'm busy. I'm trying to come up with a cool line that a great detective would say when pointing out the culprit.