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Meaning of 林

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Pinyin: lín
English Definition: woods; forest; Classifiers: [pian4]; circle(s) (i.e. specific group of people); a collection (of similar things)
Chinese Definition:
①长在一片土地上的许多树木或竹子:树林。森林。林海。林薮(a.山林小泽;b.喻丛集的处所)。
②聚集在一起的同类的人或事物:书林。艺林。碑林。儒林。
③姓氏。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Two trees representing a forest
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 林
Example Words:
森林 [ sēn lín ]: forest; Classifiers:
园林 [ yuán lín ]: gardens; park; landscape garden
林彪 [ lín biāo ]: Lin Biao (1908-1971), Chinese army leader at time of the Cultural Revolution
斯大林 [ lín ]: Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), Soviet dictator
树林 [ shù lín ]: Shulin city in New Taipei City 新北市 , Taiwan
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