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The Chinese word ling - 零 - líng
(zero in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

zero, nil,
naught, 0

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 零 ( líng ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( ling / líng ) with pronunciation (English translation: zero )
The traditional Chinese characters of líng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

sporadic  |  zero points (evaluation)
零 ( ling / líng ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1265)
Chinese example words containing the character 零 ( ling / líng )
零钱 ( língqián = change ), 零食 ( língshí = snack )
Other characters that are pronounced líng in Chinese

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