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English DefinitionYour esteemed parent (honorific)
Simplified Script令亲
Traditional Script令親
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧㄥˋ ㄑㄧㄣ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ling6can1
Word Decomposition
lìngto order; to command; an order; warrant; writ; to cause; to make something happen; virtuous; honorific title; season; government position (old)
qīnparent; one's own (flesh and blood); relative; related; marriage; bride; close; intimate; in person; first-hand; in favor of; pro-; to kiss; (Internet slang) dear

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
令人lìngrénto cause somebody (to do); to make one (feel something); (used in constructing words for feelings such as anger, surprise, sympathy etc)
令兄lìngxiōngYour esteemed older brother (honorific)
令吉lìngjíringgit (Malaysian currency unit)
令名lìngmínggood name; reputation
令堂lìngtáng(honorific) your mother
Words With Same Tail Word    
探亲tànqīnto go home to visit one's family
相亲xiāngqīnblind date; arranged interview to evaluate a proposed marriage partner; to be deeply attached to each other
乡亲xiāngqīnfellow countryman (from the same village); local people; villager; the folks back home
单亲dānqīnsingle parent
做亲zuòqīnto become related by marriage; to marry
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