è evil; fierce; vicious

Made up of [ xīn heart radical 61, èr two; 2 radical 7]


Representation of ugliness over heart hence evil - ugly heart

Related characters

Using xīn : dé (virtue) nín (you (polite)) xiǎng (to think) yuàn (to hope) yì (idea) sī (to think) cōng (quick at hearing) niàn (to read)
Using èr : yuán (primary) yú (in) xiē (some) rén (humane)

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恶贯满盈 è guàn mǎn yíng Evil is all around
恶人先告状 è rén xiān gàozhuàng The perpetrator diverts attention by being the first to complain
人恶人怕天不怕,人善人欺天不欺 rén è rén pà tiān bù pà, rén shàn rén qī tiān bù qī Even though evil works may go unpunished on earth, good works do not go unnoticed in heaven. Reward for good may not be immediately received.
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