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儿子
ér zi

儿子
son




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儿子érzi
     1. n. son
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ér
     1. (Non-syllabic noun diminutive suffix in Mandarin. See erhua.)
     2. usage. In print, 人 may have symmetric legs. However in handwriting, to distinguish from 入, the right leg will be shorter, the shape looking like a ʎ; in 入 the left leg is shorter.
     3. (zh-alt-form, 齯, teeth grown in old age)
     4. man; person; people
     5. (zh-alt-form, 倪, small and weak)
     6. human being (Homo sapiens)
     7. (zh-alt-form, 郳)
     8. body
     9. everybody; everyone
     10. physical, psychological or moral quality or condition; character; personality
     11. a person associated with a particular identity or trait; -er
     12. manpower; worker; employee
     1. (zh-alt-form, 籽, seed)
     2. young; tender; small
     3. (Prefix attached to nouns, denoting a part of, belonging to or individual.) sub-
     4. (astrology) First earthly branch: (rat in the Chinese zodiac, 11th solar month, 11pm to 1am (midnight))
     5. Viscount, fourth of five ranks of Chinese aristocracy under the (Zhou dynasty).
     6. (physics, biology) -on
     7. (Suffix for small objects or general diminutive suffix.)
     8. small, round object
     9. (Xiamen, Quanzhou)
     10. (Zhangzhou, Taiwan)
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