Meaning of 拎

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Pinyin: līn
English Definition: to lift; to carry in one's hand; Taiwan pr. [ling1]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ lìng ] command, decree, order; magistrate; to allow, to cause
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Example Words
拎包 līn bāo handbag or shopping bag (dialect)
拎包党 līn bāo dǎng (coll.) purse snatcher
拎起 līn to pick up (from the ground with one's hands)
More: 拎* | *拎 | *拎*
Example Sentences
He was carrying a bucket to fetch water.
He went in carrying his suitcase.
Is that Gucci bag you're carrying really a Gucci?
Nor can you open doors, lift shopping bags or drive a car.
The press can whip one up out of not much.