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English Definitionhonorable little brother
Simplified Script令弟
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧㄥˋ ㄉㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ling6dai6
Word Decomposition
lìngto order; to command; an order; warrant; writ; to cause; to make something happen; virtuous; honorific title; season; government position (old)
younger brother; junior male; I (modest word in letter)

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    
兄弟xiōngdìbrothers; younger brother; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
徒弟túdìapprentice; disciple
子弟zǐdìchild; the younger generation
表弟biǎodìyounger male cousin via female line
仁弟réndì(honorific written address to younger man) My dear young friend
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