耳 ěr ear
NotePicture of an ear, now idealized and straightened
Number of strokes 6
Index 128 used in: 取 qǔ (to take)
; 闻 wén (to hear)
; 聪 cōng (quick at hearing)
Sounds same尔 ěr (thus)
Different tone儿 ér (child)
儿 ér (legs)
而 ér (as well as)
二 èr (two)
Stroke order for character 耳, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
耳目一新 ěr mù yī xīn
A change of place, everything fresh and new
掩耳盗铃 yǎn ěr daò líng
Failing to think things through. Taking a rash action without applying logic
The modern city of Xi'an
stands on the site of the great city of Chang'an, the largest city in the world for many centuries. It had a vast city wall and the population was over one million. It reached its peak during the Tang dynasty
with traders living in the cosmopolitan city attracted over the Silk Road that ended here. Vast quantities of food needed to be brought from southern China to feed the city's population. Read More
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