Meaning of 而

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Pinyin: ér
English Definition: and; as well as; and so; but (not); yet (not); (indicates causal relation); (indicates change of state); (indicates contrast)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical: ; Structure: 而 + *
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Example Words:
而已 [ ér ]: that's all; nothing more
进而 [ jìn ér ]: and then (what follows next)
时而 [ shí ér ]: occasionally; from time to time
总而言之 [ zǒng ér yán zhī ]: in short; in a word; in brief
不言而喻 [ yán ér ]: it goes without saying; it is self-evident
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