lǐng neck; collar; to lead

Made up of [ lìng to order; to command; an order , page; leaf radical 181]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Ling gives the phonetic, the 'head' radical suggests the area of the body
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using lìng : lín (neighbor) líng (zero) líng (age) lián (to pity)
Using : shùn (to obey)

Different tone

líng (zero) líng (mound) líng (age) lìng (other) lìng (to order)

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Yǎn gāo shǒu dī [yan gao shou di]
eye high hand low
Eyes look up but the hands go down
To have high ambitions but possess limited skills
Tue 3rd Jan

Firecracker ban

When Mr. Li set off 20,000 firecrackers to celebrate moving into his new, luxury house in Ziazing Zhejiang he was one of the first people to end up with a fine. Firecrackers have for centuries been used to celebrate festivals, birthdays and many other events. Concerns about air pollution and just as important noise pollution have led to some cities imposing bans. It will be interesting to see whether fines will be imposed on Chinese New Year which is now less than four weeks away.


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