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

Extra-Territoriality

When the foreign powers forcibly opened up trade with China in the mid 19th century they did not wish to be subject to Chinese laws which they saw as unfair, savage and corrupt. The principle of Extra-Territoriality was used to make the treaty ports in China subject to foreign legislation over criminal acts, taxation and ownership. The system remained in force until the founding of the Republic of China in 1912.
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