龄 líng age; length of experience, membership etc
Made up of [齿 chǐ
, 令 lìng
to order; to command; an order
Alternative traditional form
of character: 齡
NoteLing (to order) gives phonetic, the tooth radical gives idea of judging age by the teeth
Number of strokes 13
Using 令 lìng
: 邻 lín (neighbor) 零 líng (zero) 领 lǐng (neck) 怜 lián (to pity)
Sounds same零 líng (zero)
陵 líng (mound)
Different tone领 lǐng (neck)
另 lìng (other)
令 lìng (to order)
Eight 八 bā
is considered the luckiest number. You will often see 888 associated with gambling. The origin may be that 8 is a yin number
and also sounds a bit like 褔 fú
'good fortune' in Cantonese. Read More
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