è evil; fierce; vicious

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

Note

Representation of ugliness over heart hence evil - ugly heart
Number of strokes: 10

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Also uses xīn component: cōng (quick at hearing) dé (virtue) dìng (how) niàn (to read) nín (you (polite)) sī (to think) xiǎng (to think) yì (idea) yuàn (to hope) zhì (aspiration)
Also uses èr component: rén (humane) xiē (some) yuán (primary) yún (cloud)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

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.
Traditional medicine in China

Traditional medicine in China

Culture

Thousands of years of seeking cures to illness in China has led to a wide range of traditional medicines and procedures being discovered. Nowadays traditional medicine is used for minor ailments and when western medicine fails.
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