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The Chinese word er - 而 - ér
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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

ér

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and"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, but"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
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however"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, yet"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 而 ( ér ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( er / ér ) with pronunciation (English translation: <m>and</m> )
The traditional Chinese characters of ér are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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而 ( er / ér ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 56)
Chinese example words containing the character 而 ( er / ér )
不但而且 ( búdàn érqiĕ = not only..., but also... ), 不约而同 ( bù yuē ér tóng = simultaneously ), 而且 ( érqiĕ = as well ), 而是 ( érshì = but ), 然而 ( ránér = however )
Other characters that are pronounced ér in Chinese
More words that mean but in Chinese
dàn ( 但 ), rán ( 然 )

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