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pitiful, to take compassion on,
meager, to have pity on, wretched
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可怜 ( kelian / kĕlián ) is composed of these characters:
可怜 ( kelian / kĕlián ) in traditional characters
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can | to pity
可怜 ( kelian / kĕlián ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 472)
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Version 5.26 / Last updated: 2020-02-11