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Meaning of 邻

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(Trad.: 鄰)
Pinyin: lín
English Definition: neighbor; adjacent; close to
Chinese Definition:
①住处接近的人家:四邻。左邻右舍。
②接近,附近:邻国。邻家。邻座。邻里。邻邦。
③接近,亲近:“邻以理者,知也”。
④古代五家为一邻,五邻为一里。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (town) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
    • [ ] place, town, city
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Example Words
邻居 lín neighbor; next door; Classifiers:
邻近 lín jìn neighboring; adjacent; near; vicinity
相邻 xiāng lín neighbor; adjacent
近邻 jìn lín close neighbor
邻里 lín neighbor; neighborhood
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