Meaning of 零

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Pinyin: líng
English Definition: zero; nought; zero sign; fractional; fragmentary; odd (of numbers); (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one); fraction; (in mathematics) remainder (after division); extra; to wither and fall; to wither
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (raindrop) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] rain
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
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Example Words
零售 líng shòu to retail; to sell individually or in small quantities
零部件 líng jiàn spare part; component
零星 líng xīng fragmentary; random; bits and pieces; sporadic
零件 líng jiàn part; component
零下 líng xià below zero
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