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Meaning of 尔

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(Trad.: 爾)
Pinyin: ěr
English Definition: thus; so; like that; you; thou
Chinese Definition:
①你,你的:尔父。尔辈。尔汝(你我相称,关系密切)。尔曹(你们这些人)。尔虞我诈。
②如此:偶尔。不过尔尔。
③那,其(指时间):尔时。尔后。
④而已,罢了(亦作“耳”):“布衣之怒,亦免冠徒跣,以头抢地尔”。
⑤词尾,相当于“地”、“然”:卓尔。率尔(轻易地)。

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偶尔 [ ǒu ěr ]: occasionally; once in a while; sometimes
黑格尔 [ hēi ěr ]: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher
达尔文 [ ěr wén ]: Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British biologist and author of "On the Origin of Species" 物种起源
达斡尔 [ ěr ]: Daur ethnic group of Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang
摩尔 [ ěr ]: Moore or Moor (name); see also 摩尔人
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