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n. coffin, bier, thing concerning the deceased
Other meanings
[líng]   adj. clever, bright
[líng]   adj. extremely effective, efficacious; nimble, agile deft
[líng]   char. god, holy being; spirit, soul
    Fire (for )
    rain (for )

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
shǒu líng
v. to stand as guards at the bier, to keep vigil beside the coffin
líng wèi
n. spirit tablet (with the name and the birthday of the dead inscribed)