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The Chinese word kelian - 可怜 - kĕlián
(pitiful in Chinese)

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English translations

pitiful, to take compassion on,
meager, to have pity on, wretched

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( kelian / kĕlián ) with pronunciation (English translation: pitiful )

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可怜 ( kelian / kĕlián ) is composed of these characters: (ke) , (lian)
可怜 ( kelian / kĕlián ) in traditional characters

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可怜 ( kelian / kĕlián ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 472)

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