儿 ér child
Made up of [儿 ér
Alternative traditional form
of character: 兒
NoteThe character has been recently reduced to just a pair of legs, indicating a toddler
Using 儿 ér
: 先 xiān (first) 元 yuán (primary) 光 guāng (light) 克 kè (to be able to) 兔 tù (rabbit) 见 jiàn (see) 兄 xiōng (elder brother) 真 zhēn (really) 免 miǎn (to escape)
Sounds same儿 ér (legs)
而 ér (as well as)
Different tone耳 ěr (ear)
尔 ěr (thus)
二 èr (two)
Stroke order for character 儿, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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
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