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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