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

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