ér child

Made up of [ ér legs radical 10]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The character has been recently reduced to just a pair of legs, indicating a toddler

Related characters


Using ér : xiān (first) yuán (primary) guāng (light) kè (to be able to) tù (rabbit) jiàn (see) xiōng (elder brother) zhēn (really) miǎn (to escape)

Sounds same

ér (legs) ér (as well as)

Different tone

ěr (ear) ěr (thus) èr (two)

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

Proverbs

儿行千里母担忧 ér xíng qiān lǐ mǔ dān yōu When children travel far from home, mothers never stop worrying.
也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草 yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way
一步一个脚印儿 yī bù yī gè jiǎo yìnr Work steadily one step at a time in order to make solid progress

Old coins

Ancient civilizations can often be identified from a use of standard coinage over many centuries. China can claim to have used coins continuously for 3,000 years and a standard coin the wuzhi - round with a square hole - was in circulation for 2,000 years.
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