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
Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

History

When the dynasties of China are brought to mind, the Han, Tang and Ming are generally considered the greatest. During the Tang China was undoubtedly the only world super-power with huge cities and great achievements. Tang poetry is considered the finest. Influence of China spread far to the west reaching the Aral Sea and Pakistan.

Ancient observatory

Near to the great Song mountain in Henan lies the Gaocheng observatory that has been active for three thousand years. Astronomical observations were key to setting the Chinese calendar. The main instrument is a stone gnonom that allows heights of stars and planets to be measured to great accuracy.
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