lián to pity

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, lìng to order; to command; an order ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The 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

Related characters


Using xīn : qíng (affection) jīng (to start) pà (to be afraid) yì (to recollect) máng (busy) dǒng (to understand)
Using lìng : lín (neighbor) líng (zero) lǐng (neck) líng (age)

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同病相怜 tóng bìng xiāng lián People suffering the same misfortune sympathize with each other
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