èr two; 2


Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 7 used in: yuán (primary) ; è (evil) ; yú (in) ; xiē (some) ; rén (humane)

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Different tone

ér (child) ér (legs) ér (as well as) ěr (ear) ěr (thus)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 二
Stroke order for character 二, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

九牛二虎之力 jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì Tremendously strong
一山不容二虎 yī shān bù róng èr hǔ Two equally talented or able employees do not work well together

Also

十二章纹 shí èr zhāng wén Imperial Insignia

Blue and white China

When most people think of porcelain from China they think of the 'blue and white' ceramics that were exported to Europe in vast quantities. The technique of putting a glaze containing cobalt oxide was devised as early as the 14th century. The cobalt came from Iran, one of the precious materials transported on the Silk Road. The export trade was only possible after mass production techniques were implemented at places like Zingdezhen, Jiangxi in the 17th century.
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