dēng lamp; light; lantern

Made up of [ huǒ fire radical 86, dīng nail; robust; adult man ]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Fire on right indicates meaning - lantern, originally used a closer phonetic on left but now less accurate 'ding'
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters

Also uses huǒ component: kǎo (to roast) miè (to extinguish) pào (cannon) qiú (autumn) zāi (disaster) zhà (to explode)
Also uses dīng component: nìng (better) qiú (to beat) xíng (permitted) yú (in)

Sounds same

dēng (to ascend)

Different tone

děng (wait)

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