líng zero; nought

Made up of [ rain radical 173, lìng to order; to command; an order ]

Note

The combination of 'rain' and phonetic for 'ling' gave original meaning of a fine mist. Perhaps helpful to think of an enveloping mist where nothing can be seen
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using : xuě (snow) léi (thunder)
Using lìng : lín (neighbor) lǐng (neck) líng (age) lián (to pity)

Sounds same

líng (mound) líng (age)

Different tone

lǐng (neck) lìng (other) lìng (to order)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 零
Stroke order for character 零, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
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