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Meaning of 耳

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Pinyin: ěr
English Definition: ear; handle (archaeology); and that is all (classical Chinese)
Chinese Definition:
①听觉和平衡感觉的器官(通称“耳朵”):耳背(baō)。耳垂。耳鬓厮磨。耳穴。耳聪目明。耳濡目染。
②像耳朵的东西:木耳。银耳。
③像耳朵一样分列两旁的东西:耳房。鼎耳。
④听说:耳闻。耳软。耳顺(指年至六十,听到别人的话,就能知道他的微妙的意思,后指人六十岁)。
⑤文言助词,而已,罢了:想当然耳。
⑥文言语气词(大致同“矣”):“且壮士不死则已,死即举大名耳”。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictographic: An ear
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Example Words:
耳朵 [ ěr duo ]: ear; Classifiers: ; handle (on a cup)
耳环 [ ěr huán ]: earring; Classifiers:
土耳其 [ ěr ]: Turkey
悦耳 [ yuè ěr ]: sweet-sounding; beautiful (of sound)
焦耳 [ jiāo ěr ]: joule (loanword)
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