lián to pity

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, lìng to order; to command; an order ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 8 strokes.
The heart radical suggests emotion, 'ling' is the very rough phonetic and can be thought of as an 'order' to the 'heart'

Related characters

Also uses xīn component: dǒng (to understand) huǐ (to regret) jīng (to start) kuài (rapid) máng (busy) (to be afraid) qíng (affection) (to recollect)
Also uses lìng component: lěng (cold) lín (neighbor) lǐng (neck) líng (zero) líng (age)

Sounds same

lián (to link)

< Previous Next lián >


同病相怜 tóng bìng xiāng lián People suffering the same misfortune sympathize with each other