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

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) dìng (how)
Using èr : yuán (primary) yú (in) xiē (some) rén (humane)

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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.

chāng prosperous; flourishing

Made up of [ rì sun; day radical 72]

Origin

Shows sun over a breathing mouth suggesting contentment
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When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
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