ěr ear

Note

Picture of an ear, now idealized and straightened
Number of strokes 6

Radical

Index 128 used in: qǔ (to take) ; wén (to hear) ; cōng (quick at hearing)

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Sounds same

ěr (thus)

Different tone

ér (child) ér (legs) ér (as well as) èr (two)

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

Proverbs

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

Largest city

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.
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