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可怜
Main
English Definitionpitiful; pathetic; to have pity on
Simplified Script可怜
Traditional Script可憐
Pinyinkělián
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄜˇ ㄌㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ho2lin4
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
can; may; able to; to approve; to permit; to suit; (particle used for emphasis) certainly; very
liánto pity

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
可以kěyǐcan; may; possible; able to; not bad; pretty good
可能kěnéngmight (happen); can (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps
可是kěshìbut; however; (used for emphasis) indeed
可靠kěkàoreliable
可怕kěpàawful; dreadful; fearful; formidable; frightful; scary; hideous; horrible; terrible; terribly
Words With Same Tail Word    
乞怜qǐliánto beg for pity
哀怜āiliánto feel compassion for; to pity on; to feel sorry for
爱怜àiliánto show tenderness; to coo over; affection
香怜xiāngliánnickname for one of Baoyu's classmates (Darling)
自怜zìliánself-pity
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