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
The Qin Dynasty

The Qin Dynasty

History

The brief spell of rule by the Qin (only 15 years) defined much of what we now about China. The brutal and centralized rule of Qin Shihuangdi set common standards for all sorts of things across his new vast empire including measurements and the Chinese script.
Quintessence of the Nation

Quintessence of the Nation

Culture

Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.
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