liáng cool; cold

Made up of [ bīng ice radical 15, jīng capital ]
Alternative traditional form of character:


The ice radical indicates meaning but 'capital - jing' no longer helps with sound
Number of strokes: 10

Related characters

Also uses bīng component: bīng (ice) cì (next in sequence) lěng (cold) xí (to practice)
Also uses jīng component: jǐng (bright) jīng (to start) jiù (at once) yǐng (picture)

Sounds same

liáng (good)

Different tone

liǎng (pair) liàng (collective word for vehicles)

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