lián
char. to pity, to sympathize with; to love (tenderly)
    heart (for )
    heart (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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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.
EXAMPLES
kě lián
v./adj. show pity on; pitiful, pathetic
lián mǐn
v. show pity on, show sympathy
lián ài
v. have tender affection for, love tenderly
ài lián
v. show tenderness, caress, love
lián xiāng xī yù
idiom. love and cherish a young maiden -- to have a tender heart for the fair sex, be fond of women, have compassion for womanhood