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 went in carrying his suitcase.
Some people may wonder why the girl in the same office suddenly stopped dining with them; others may be curious about what`s inside the boxes that people carry in the early morning subway.
I watched you carry them groceries out that store, then you look around, like you're lost, but like you liked being lost, then you walk down the sidewalk for blocks and blocks.
Nor can you open doors, lift shopping bags or drive a car.
Together with us, there were many aunts, uncles and children of my age, waiting at the west exit. There were also a lot of people carrying shopping bags in the crowd.