ér legs


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The representation of son, child has been simplified to be just a pair of legs
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 10 used in: xiān (first) ; ér (child) ; yuán (primary) ; guāng (light) ; kè (to be able to) ; tù (rabbit) ; jiàn (see) ; xiōng (elder brother) ; zhēn (really) ; miǎn (to escape)

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Sounds same

ér (child) ér (as well as)

Different tone

ěr (ear) ěr (thus) èr (two)

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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 When children travel far from home, mothers never stop worrying.
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

Opium

The import of opium from India had a devastating effect on China. Although opium had been grown and used in China for centuries the import of huge quantities of the British controlled trade into Guangdong proved far more addiciive. It was the government officials who were most affected and even Dowager Empress Cixi used opium. Attempts to stop the trade led to two wars with Britain which China lost.
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Women in China

Gender equality in China has been a long time coming. Traditions dating back thounsands of years are hard to shift. There has yet to be a woman appointed to the top rung of government committee. Change really only started to come after the foundation of the Peoples Republic in 1949. Our page on attitudes to women covers the few Imperial women leaders, marriage and concubines as well as foot binding.
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