怜 lián to pity
Made up of [忄 xīn
radical 61, 令 lìng
to order; to command; an order
Alternative traditional form
of character: 憐
NoteThe heart radical suggests emotion, 'ling' is the very rough phonetic and can be thought of as an 'order' to the 'heart'
Number of strokes 8
Using 忄 xīn
: 情 qíng (affection) 惊 jīng (to start) 怕 pà (to be afraid) 忆 yì (to recollect) 忙 máng (busy) 懂 dǒng (to understand)
Using 令 lìng
: 邻 lín (neighbor) 零 líng (zero) 领 lǐng (neck) 龄 líng (age)
同病相怜 tóng bìng xiāng lián
People suffering the same misfortune sympathize with each other
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