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:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Two trees representing a forest
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words
森林 sēn lín forest; Classifiers:
林业 lín forest industry; forestry
造林 zào lín forestation
吉林 lín Jilin province (Kirin) in northeast China, abbr. , capital 长春 ; also Jilin prefecture-level city, Jilin province
退耕还林 tuì gēng huán lín restoring agricultural land to forest
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Example Sentences
Ha, but the abbot is Shiyongxin, not you. He is fashionable and has beens changing SHAOLIN into a modern place, different from before.
To the monk Dechao, the spirit, or qi, in Shaolin Buddhism is embodied in breathing, not force.
She highlighted the need to properly consider the effects on poor forest communities.
One method of soil conservation is the use of windbreaks.
"While each country' s motivation to stock up on grain is justifiable, this will lead to an inefficient global production system and a very thin global grain market," said Lin.