ěr thus; so; like that


Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes 5

Sounds same

ěr (ear)

Different tone

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

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Cities

齐齐哈尔 Qiqihar, Heilongjiang
哈尔滨 Harbin, Heilongjiang
鄂尔多斯 Ordos, Inner Mongolia

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