ér as well as; and so; and

Note

Pictogram of a beard beneath a bottom lip
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 126

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Sounds same

ér (child) ér (legs)

Different tone

ěr (ear) ěr (thus) èr (two)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

半途而废 bàn tú ér fèi To abandon work half way through
不告而别 bù gaò ér bié Leave without saying goodbye
焚林而畋,竭泽而渔 fén lín ěr tián, jié zé ěr yú Ignore the obvious consequences
顾左右而言他 gù zuǒ yòu ér yán tā Avoiding talking about something; taking a long digression
沐猴而冠 mù hóu ér guàn A worthless person hiding behind imposing looks. Trying to impress too hard
青出于蓝而胜于蓝 qīng chū yú lán ér shèng yú lán Wise schooling has produced excellence beyond the teacher. The follower has surpassed the master.

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