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kě lián
v./adj. show pity on; pitiful, pathetic
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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.
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zhè gè qǐ gài guài kě lián de
phr. This beggar is quite poor.
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zhè māo wěi shí kě lián
phr. The cat is pitiful indeed.
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wǒ bú huì kě lián tā de
phr. I will not pity him.
kě lián tiān xià fù mǔ xīn
idiom. Nothing is as touching as parents' love; Parents' love is universal and selfless.
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nà gè kě lián de nǚ rén yǐ lún wéi qǐ gài
phr. The poor woman is reduced to being a beggar.
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tā shì yí gè chēng de shàng kě lián de lǎo rén
phr. He is an old man that can be described as pitiful.
​儿​,​怜。
​兒​,​憐。
zhè gè xiǎo háir zhǎo bu dào jiā le , zhēn kě lián .
phr. This child cannot find his home, poor thing.
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zhè gè hái zi kū de hén kě lián .
phr. This child cried so pitifully.