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零 líng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

零 (líng) English Meaning

  • zero
  • nought
  • zero sign
  • fractional
  • fragmentary
  • odd (of numbers)
  • (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one)
  • fraction
  • (in mathematics) remainder (after division)

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 4,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 零在一前面。
    Líng zài yī qiánmiàn.
    Zero comes before one.
  • 达成和平协定的概率是零。
    Dáchéng hépíng xiédìng de gàilǜ shì líng.
    The probability of a peace agreement being reached is zero.
  • 假日中他在家做些零活儿。
    Jiàrì zhōng tā zàijiā zuò xiē línghuó er.
    He did odd jobs around the house during his holiday.
  • 人们零零散散地来到聚会上。
    Rénmen líng líng sàn sàn dì lái dào jùhuì shàng.
    People arrived at the party in dribs and drabs.
  • 五、四、三、二、一、零.我们升空了!
    Wǔ, sì, sān, èr, yī, líng.  Wǒmen shēng kōngle!
    Five, four, three, two, one, zero. We have lift-off!
  • 一万加五千再加五角,加起来就是一万五千零五角。
    Yī wàn jiā wǔqiān zài jiā wǔjiǎo, jiā qǐlái jiùshì yī wàn wǔqiān líng wǔjiǎo.
    Ten thousand plus five thousand and five cents make fifteen thousand and five cents.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 ling
  •  (yǔ): rain
  •  (lìng): to order; to command; an order; warrant; writ; to cause; to make sth happen; virtuous; honorific title; season; government position (old)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 零

HSK 2 Word List

  • 零(líng):  zero; nought; zero sign; fractional; fragmentary; odd (of numbers); (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one); fraction; (in mathematics) remainder (after division)

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 零件(líng jiàn):  part; component
  • 零食(líng shí):  between-meal nibbles; snacks

HSK 6 Word List

  • 零星(líng xīng):  fragmentary; random; bits and pieces; sporadic

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