Meaning of 怜

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(Trad.: 憐)
Pinyin: lián
English Definition: to pity
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
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Example Words
可怜 lián pitiful; pathetic; to have pity on
怜悯 lián mǐn to take pity on; pity; mercy
怜惜 lián to take pity on; to feel tenderness toward
怜爱 lián ài to have tender affection for; to love tenderly; to pamper sb
可怜巴巴 lián pathetic; pitiful
More: 怜* | *怜 | *怜*
Example Sentences
Pity the pickpockets!
He fell down and looked very pathetic.
That pitiful little dog was abused all the time.
This poor child will beg on the street.
She felt very pitiful because she lost her lover.