r r


Alternative traditional form of character:
Number of strokes: 2

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

Proverbs

儿行千里母担忧 ér xíng qiān lǐ mǔ dān yōu Mothers will always worry about their children
也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草 yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way
一步一个脚印儿 yī bù yī gè jiǎo yìnr Work steadily one step at a time in order to make solid progress

Phrases

zhè r Here
nà r Where

Empress Wu Zetian

The only woman to have ruled China in her own right was Empress Wu Zetian. Other Empresses rose to great power but they tended to do that from 'behind the curtain'. The dangerous precedent of an Empress caused her life and achievements to be somewhat distorted by later historians. As far as can be gathered she seemed to have ruled wisely if autocratically. Her downfall was due to infatuation with two young men who rose to great power and influence.
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Colors

The symbolism of Chinese colors has been strong for thousands of years. Each dynasty had its own associated color and some colors were reserved for Imperial use -only Imperial roofs could use golden yellow tiles. Colors are heavily used in opera make-up to identify the main character traits.
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