Chinese Symbols and Meanings L

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter L.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. LA, LE, LI etc.

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La

Label, tag, toothpick
Labor, leisurely, luxuriant
Labor, toil, work hard
Lacquer, paint, (qu4), black, pitch black
Ladder, stair(s)
Lake Name, lake in Yunnan
Lame, crippled
Lame, cripple
Lame, crippled
Lame, paralysis of hand or leg
Lame, weak, radical 43
Lamp, light
Lance, double tipped lance
Lane, alley, make, get, fix, do, (general verb of doing), manage, ridicule, fool, mess with, make fun of
Lane, alley, street
Language, speech, voice, dialect, narrate, tell
Lapel, collar, aspiration, ambition, mental outlook, converging water ways
Large, huge, tremendous, gigantic
Large, giant, immense, tremendous, big, biggest
Large, clear, noticeable, distinct
Large Boat, lash boats together
Larvae, mosquito larvae
Larvae, grubs
Late, evening, night
Late, delayed, tardy, behind (schedule), slow
Late, quiet, peaceful
Latent, secret, concealed, submerge, swim, hidden
Latitude, woof (woven fabric)
Lattice, sill, lintel
Laud, aclaim, hymn, ode
Laugh, ridicule, make fun of
Laws, rules, ordinances, statutes, authority, constitution, salutation to ones superiors
Laws, rule, door post, provincial judge
Lax, negligent, idle, relaxed, remiss
Lay Bricks, build with bricks
Layman, worldy, customs, culture, common, tasteless, vulgar, unrefined, trite
Lazy, languid, listless

Le

Lead, guide, receive, understand, neck, collar
Leaf, page, petal
Leak, drip
Lean, slant, incline, biased, prejudiced, determined
Lean, incline, tend towards, collapse, overturn
Lean On, depend on, support, near, against
Lean On, post, prop
Leap, jump, bound
Leap, leap over
蹿
Leap, jump
Learn, sense, smell, hear, detect, ask, make known, understand, news
Learn, study, practice, toil
Leather, tanned leather, radical 178
Leave, exit, go out, come out, appear, produce, beget, pay out, measure word for plays, MW
Leave, put down, drop
Leech, fluke
Leek, scallion, radical 179
Left, unorthodox, improper
Left, turn up, elevate, raise, outstanding
Leg, thigh
Legendary Beauty, a legendary beauty who flew to the moon
Legs, radical 10
Leisure, free time, leasurely, carefree, quiet, comfortable, peaceful
Leisurely, at ease, smoothly, far, distant, remote, gently
Leisurely, unfettered, free, saunter, wander in a leisurely manner
Lend, borrow, lodge, use analogy, avail, make use of, debit, credit
Lend, borrow, loan, interest, make excuses, pardon, forgive
Lens, mirror, reflector, refractor
Leopard, panther, spotted animal, reputation
Letter, envelope, seal, shut, confer, grant
Letter, memo, note, comment, stationary
Letter, invitation, card, choose
Level, plane, make smooth
Level Off, spade, shovel

Li

Lichen, moss
Lick, lap, taste
Lie Prone, lie with stomach down
Lies, lie, to lie
寿
Lifespan, long life
Lifetime, world, generation, age, era
raise, Lift, carry, manage, cause, control, mention, obtain, (di1), hold
Lift, raise, carry
Lift, pull up, raise, provoke, uppercut
Lift, raise high
Lift, raise, pry open
Lift, raise, praise, hang, flap
Light, agile, easy, facile, mild, gentle, soft, tender, frivolous, flippant, disparage, lowly, unimportant
Like, as if, if, according to, should, ought, as good as, on time
Like, similar to, still, yet
Like, resemble
Liken, compare, explain, make clear, metaphor, well known
Limb, branch, MW for brushes
Limb, arm, leg
Limbs, arms, wings
Limit, border, boundary
Limit, edge, side, bank, boundary
Limits, extreme, utmost, furthest point, pole
线
Line, thread, path, clue, circuit
Line, mark, streak, stripe, ripple, wrinkle, mark, print, finger print
Linen, grass, bean
Lines, channels, vessels, endure, experience, pass through, warp (of a fabric), economy, finance
Link, join, piece together, spell (put together letters), incorporate, risk, fight
Lintel, crossbeam above a gate
Lips, labia
Liquid, fluid
List, bulletin, post, (beng4), boatman, oarman, rower, beat, whip, flog
Listen, hear, understand, follow, obey
Little By Little, one by one, pursue, chase, drive off, banish, expel, eliminate, in succession

Lo

Loathe, detest, dislike
position/than, place, Location, here, there, with respect to one's self, that which, actually
Lock, fetter, chain, confine, key
Lodge, sojourn, emigrate, live abroad
Lofty, sublime, high, noble, dignified, exalted, admire, venerate, honor, respect, revere, worship
Lofty, upright, soaring
Lofty, high, eminent, mountain in Henan
Lofty, damp
Lofty, towering, steep
Long, forever, always, lead, excel, constant, (zhang3), grow up, become bigger, chief, head, elder, develop
Long, extended, elegant, graceful
Long, medicinal marsh plant
Long, long and curved
Look, scan, gaze, turn head to look around, value, care for, mind, attend, concern self with
Look, glance, look down upon
Look At, watch, read, visit, see, observe, scrutinize, examine, (kan1), look after, take care of
Look Down Upon, condescend, deign, bow down, stoop
Loop, ring, encircle, surround, bracelet
Lose, miss, fail
Lose, ashamed, negative (math), bear a load, carry
Lose, loss, decline, fail, suffer defeat
Lose, forget, left over, relic, loophole, inherit, legacy, remnant, posthumous, leave behind
Lose, deficient
Lost, get lost, mix up, confuse, bewilder, enthusiast, fan
Lotus, water lily, paradise
Lotus, carry, burden
Lotus, hibiscus
Louse, bug, parasite
Love, affection, like
Love, long for, yearn, miss, feel attached too
Love, pamper, spoil, favor
Low, drooping, hanging, down, lower, bow, bend, droop, hang down, beneath, below
Low, base, crude, vulgar, inferior
Lower, land, descend, reduce, drop (prices), (xiang2), surrender, capitulate, submit
Lower, sink down, immerse, submerge, persist, heavy, deep, profound

Lu

Luck, lucky
Lucky, good luck, auspicious, happiness
Luckyby luck
Lucky, fortunate
Lump, block, chunk
Lust, desire, longing
Luster, shine
Luster, shine
Luster, shine
Lustre, lustre of a gem
Lute, guitar
Lute, musical instrument
Luxuriant, thick, ornamental
Luxuriant, abundant, flourishing
Luxuriant, luxuriant growth
Luxurious, proliferate, wild, uncivilized, tomato

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