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   FlashCard of the Chinese Character 二
Trad.
Radical
Composition
Strokes 2
Prononciation
Mandarin èr
Entry Methods
Pinyin er4
Kanji /
Cangjie
MM
一一
Sijiao 1010.0
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HSK
Level 1
 èr two / 2 / (Beijing dialect) stupid
Results beginning with 二
 èr shǒu indirectly acquired / second-hand (information, equipment etc) / assistant
 èr shí twenty / 20
 èr jí grade 2 / second class / category B
 èr cì second (i.e. number two) / second time / twice / (math.) quadratic (of degree two)
 Er4 yuè February / second month (of the lunar year)
 èr zhě both / both of them / neither
 Er4 zhàn World War II
 èr bǎi two hundred / 200
 èr gē second brother
 èr hào 2nd day of the month
 èr huà objection / differing opinion
 èr lái in the second place / secondly
 èr dài secondary / twice in the year (of generations of insects, harvests etc)
 èr nǎi mistress / second wife / lover
 èr dù second degree
 èr fēn second part / the equinox
 èr shì the Second (of numbered kings) / second generation (e.g. Chinese Americans)
 èr hú erhu (Chinese 2-string fiddle) / alto fiddle / CL:把[ba3]
 èr yuán duality / dual / bipolar / binary
 èr wéi two-dimensional
 èr děng second class / second-rate
 èr liú second-rate / second-tier
 èr fáng second branch of an extended family / concubine
 èr lǎo mother and father / parents
 Er4 láng see 二郎神[Er4 lang2 shen2]
 èr bā 16 / sixteen
 èr jiǎ 2nd rank of candidates who passed the imperial examination (i.e. 4th place and up)
 èr lún second round (of a match or election)
 èr gēng second of the five night watch periods 21:00-23:00 (old)
 èr chóng double / repeated twice
 Er4 lián Erlian basin in Inner Mongolia
 èr jìn binary (math)
 èr xīn disloyalty / half-heartedness / duplicity
 èr fù second officer (of ship) / second mate
 èr tāi second pregnancy
 èr huáng one of the two chief types of music in Chinese opera / Peking opera / also written 二簧[er4 huang2] / see also 西皮[xi1 pi2]
 èr bǎo second child / second baby
 èr bī (slang) idiot / idiotic
 èr bī variant of 二屄[er4 bi1]
便 èr biàn urination and defecation
 èr cè two sides
 èr chún glycol
 Er4 dào Erdao district of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin
 èr fú same as 中伏[zhong1 fu2], last ten days of July and first ten days of August, the second of 三伏[san1 fu2], three hottest periods of the year
 èr hā (coll.) silly but cute husky (dog)
 èr huáng variant of 二黃|二黄[er4 huang2]
 èr hūn to marry for the second time / second marriage / second spouse
 èr huò (slang) fool / dunce / foolishly cute person
 èr jià negotiable price / (chemistry) divalent / bivalent
 èr jiǎn abbr. for 第二次漢字簡化方案|第二次汉字简化方案[Di4 er4 ci4 Han4 zi4 Jian3 hua4 Fang1 an4]
 èr jiē second order / quadratic (math.)
 Er4 lín Erhlin town in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
 Er4 lún Erlun or Erhlun township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县[Yun2 lin2 xian4], Taiwan
 èr shēng second tone
 Er4 shuǐ Erhshui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
 èr táng disaccharide
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 èr shǒu fáng second-hand house / house acquired indirectly through a middle-man
 èr shí yī twenty-one
 èr shǒu chē second-hand car
 èr shí sì 24
 èr shí wǔ twenty five
 èr jí guǎn diode / vacuum tube
 èr shí sān 23
 èr jìn zhì binary system (math)
 èr shí qī twenty-seven
 èr hé yī 2-in-1 / two-in-one
 èr rén zhuàn genre of song-and-dance duet popular in northeast China
 èr jiǎ běn xylene
 èr guō tóu erguotou (sorghum liquor)
 èr shǒu huò second-hand goods / used goods
 èr yuè fèn February
 èr láng tuǐ one leg over the other (legs crossed)
 Er4 láng shén Erlangshen, Chinese deity
 èr bǎi wǔ idiot / stupid person / a dope
 èr chā shù binary tree
 èr tóu jī biceps muscle
 èr nián shēng biennial (botany)
 èr è yīng dioxin
 èr bǎ shǒu deputy leader / the second-in-command
 èr fáng dōng sublandlord / tenant who sublets
 èr yuán lùn dualism, belief that the universe is made of two different substance (e.g. mind and matter or good and evil)
 èr xiàng shì two items / binomial (math.)
 èr liú zi loafer / idler / bum
 èr chóng xìng dualism / two sided / double nature
 èr wéi mǎ two-dimensional barcode / QR code
 èr jié gùn nunchaku (weapon with two rods joined by a short chain, used in martial arts)
 èr bèi tǐ diploid (in cell biology)
 èr ā yí auntie, second eldest of sisters in mother's family
 èr bǎ dāo inexpert / a botcher
 èr biàn kǔ second persecution
 èr bù zhì two shift system (in schools)
 èr chǎn fù lady who has given birth twice
 èr chá zuì to suffer second persecution
齿 èr chǐ shòu dicynodon
 èr chóng chàng duet
 èr chóng gēn a double root of an equation
 èr chóng zòu duet (in music)
 èr cì fāng square (i.e. x times x)
 èr cì qū quadratic curve / conic section (geometry)
 èr cì xíng quadratic form (math.)
 èr cì yuán two-dimensional / the fictional worlds of anime, comics and games
 Er4 dào jiāng Erdaojiang district of Tonghua city 通化市, Jilin
 Er4 dào qū Erdao district of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin
 èr děng cāng second class cabin
 èr děng chē second-class carriage (of a train)
 Er4 dié jì Permian (geological period 292-250m years ago)
 Er4 dié jì Permian (geological period 292-250m years ago) / also written 二疊紀|二叠纪
 èr dīng mí dibutyl ether
 èr dì zhǔ sublandlord / tenant who sublets
 èr dōng shān Yi
 èr è yīng dioxin
 èr fēn diǎn the two equinoxes
 èr fēn liè binary division (in bacterial reproduction)
 èr gān chún diethylene glycol / glycerin (used in antifreeze)
 èr gān zi hot-tempered / rash / hot-tempered person
 èr gǎ zi scoundrel
 èr guǐ zi traitor / collaborator with the enemy
 èr huáng dì second emperor of a dynasty
 èr hūn tóu remarried lady (contemptuous term) / lady who marries for a second time
 èr jiān bàn mitral valve (physiology)
 èr jìn gōng name of a famous opera / (slang) to go to jail for a second offense
 èr jí tóu second stage (diving)
 èr lèng zi stupid person / dolt / rash (slang)
 Er4 lín zhèn Erhlin town in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
 Er4 lǐ tou Erlitou (Xia dynasty 夏朝 / archaeological site at Yanshi 偃师 / in Luoyang 洛陽|洛阳, Henan)
 èr lu:4 àn dichloramine
 Er4 lún xiāng Erlun or Erhlun township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县[Yun2 lin2 xian4], Taiwan
 èr máo zi lit. secondary foreigner / (derogatory term for Chinese Christians and others associated with foreigners, used at the time of the Boxer Rebellion) / (coll.) westernized Chinese person / (derog.) person of mixed Chinese and Russian blood / (slang) Ukraine / German shepherd dog / (dialect) two-year-old goat
 èr míng fǎ binomial nomenclature (taxonomy) / same as 雙名法|双名法[shuang1 ming2 fa3]
 Er4 qī Qū Erqi District of Zhengzhou City 鄭州市|郑州市[Zheng4 zhou1 Shi4], Henan
 èr rén tái genre of song-and-dance duet popular in Inner Mongolia
 èr shí duō over 20
 èr shí wàn 200 thousand
亿 èr shí yì two billion
 èr shǒu yān second-hand smoke
 èr shuǐ huò used goods / second hand goods
 Er4 shuǐ xiāng Erhshui township in Changhua county 彰化縣|彰化县[Zhang1 hua4 xian4], Taiwan
 èr xī tīng diene / alkadiene / diolefin
 èr yǎng qǐ dioxin
 èr yuán chún ethyl alcohol C2H5OH
 èr yuán jì binary agent
𫫇 èr è yīng dioxin / also written 二惡英|二恶英
 èr shí shì jì 20th century
 èr yǎng huà tàn carbon dioxide CO2
 Er4 shí yī Tiáo the Japanese Twenty-One Demands of 1915
 èr huà bù shuō not saying anything further (idiom) / not raising any objection / without demur
 èr yǎng huà liú sulfur dioxide SO2
 Er4 cì Dà zhàn World War Two
 èr shí liù suì 26 years old
 èr yǎng huà guī silicon dioxide (SiO2)
Approximate Results for 二
 dì èr second / number two / next / secondary
 shí èr twelve / 12
 Zhōu èr Tuesday
 yī èr one or two / a few
 lǎo èr second-eldest child in a family / (euphemism) penis
 qí èr secondly / the other (usu. of two) / the second
 chū èr 2nd year in junior middle school / 2nd day of a lunar month / 2nd day of lunar New Year
 dà èr second-year university student
 xiǎo èr waiter
 fēng èr inside front cover
 yāo èr one-two or ace-deuce (smallest throw at dice) / a prostitute
 yāo èr one-two or ace-deuce (smallest throw at dice) / a prostitute
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 dì èr tiān next day / the morrow
 dì èr cì the second time / second / number two
 Xīng qī èr Tuesday
 Shí èr yuè December / twelfth month (of the lunar year)
 dì èr dài second generation
 dì èr lún second round (of match, or election)
 dì èr wèi second place
 dì shí èr twelfth
 dì èr shí twentieth
 yǐ èr chún glycol / ethylene glycol C2H4(OH)2 (antifreeze)
 shí èr fēn exceedingly / hundred percent / everything and more
 bāo èr nǎi to cohabit with and financially support a mistress
 bǐng èr chún propylene glycol / propane-1,2-diol C3H6(OH)2
 shí èr gōng the twelve equatorial constellations or signs of the zodiac in Western astronomy and astrology, namely: Aries 白羊[Bai2 yang2], Taurus 金牛[Jin4 niu2], Gemini 雙子|双子[Shuang1 zi3], Cancer 巨蟹[Ju4 xie4], Leo 獅子|狮子[Shi1 zi3], Virgo 室女[Shi4 nu:3], Libra 天秤[Tian1 cheng4], Scorpio 天蠍|天蝎[Tian1 xie1], Sagittarius 人馬|人马[Ren2 ma3], Capricorn 摩羯[Mo2 jie2], Aquarius 寶瓶|宝瓶[Bao3 ping2], Pisces 雙魚|双鱼[Shuang1 yu2]
 dīng èr xī butadiene C4H6 / biethylene
 jǐ èr suān adipic acid
 Lǐ bài èr Tuesday
  Schedule II
 bā èr dān eight-to-two powder (TCM)
 Běi Er4 wài abbr. for 北京第二外國語學院|北京第二外国语学院[Bei3 jing1 Di4 er4 Wai4 guo2 yu3 Xue2 yuan4]
 běn zhōu èr this Tuesday
 bù èr jià one price for all / fixed price
 dì èr chūn (lit.) second spring / (fig.) falling in love for the second time / a new lease of life / rebirth
 dì èr jí second level
 dì èr shēng second tone in Mandarin / rising tone
 Dì èr xìng The Second Sex (book by Simone de Beauvoir)
 dīng èr chún butyl glycol
 dú èr dài second generation only child
 fù èr dài children of entrepreneurs who became wealthy under Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms in the 1980s / see also 窮二代|穷二代[qiong2 er4 dai4]
 guān èr dài children of officials / word created by analogy with 富二代[fu4 er4 dai4]
 Hé gǔ èr Altair (star)
 huǒ wèi èr Deimos (moon of Mars), aka Mars II
 jiǎ èr chún methylene glycol
 jīng èr hú jing'erhu, a two-stringed fiddle intermediate in size and pitch between the jinghu 京胡 / and erhu 二胡, used to accompany Chinese opera / also called 京胡
 liàn èr xī diene / alkadiene / diolefin
 mù wèi èr Europa (moon of Jupiter), aka Jupiter II
 Nán mén èr Alpha Centauri or Rigel Kentaurus
 qī diǎn èr 7.2
 Qín Er4 shì Qin Ershi (229-207 BC), second Qin emperor
 qióng èr dài those who did not benefit from the Chinese economic reforms of the 1980s / see also 富二代[fu4 er4 dai4]
 shí èr jīng twelve channels of TCM
 shí èr mǎ 12-yard (sports) / penalty kick
 shí èr zhī the 12 earthly branches 子, 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌, 亥 / (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number)
 sì yī èr 12th April / refers to Chiang Kai-shek's coup of 12th April 1927 against the communists in Shanghai
 Tǔ wèi èr Enceladus (moon of Saturn), aka Saturn II
 xīng èr dài children of celebrities
宿 Xīn xiù èr Antares, the brightest star in Scorpio 天蠍座|天蝎座[Tian1 xie1 zuo4]
鸿 Zhāng Er4 hóng Jung Chang 張戎|张戎[Zhang1 Rong2] (1952-), British-Chinese writer, author of Wild Swans 野天鵝|野天鹅[Ye3 Tian1 e2] and Mao: The Unknown Story 毛澤東·鮮為人知的故事|毛泽东·鲜为人知的故事[Mao2 Ze2 dong1 · / Xian1 wei2 ren2 zhi1 de5 Gu4 shi5]
 dú yī wú èr unique and unmatched (idiom) / unrivalled / nothing compares with it
 shí èr xīng zuò the twelve constellations on the ecliptic plane / the signs of the zodiac
 sān fēn zhī èr two-thirds
 yī qīng èr chǔ to be very clear about sth (idiom)
 dì èr jì dù second quarter (of financial year)
 jiē èr lián sān one after another (idiom) / in quick succession
 yī gān èr jìng thoroughly (idiom) / completely / one and all / very clean
 shǔ yī shǔ èr reckoned to be first or second best (idiom) / one of the very best / to list one by one
 shí èr zhǐ cháng duodenum
 dì èr chǎn yè secondary industry
 sān xīn èr yì in two minds about sth (idiom) / half-hearted / shilly-shallying
 bù èr fǎ mén the one and only way / the only proper course to take
 shuō yī bù èr to say one and mean just that (idiom) / to keep one's word
 háo wú èr zhì there cannot be another one like it
 dì èr shì jiè Second World (Cold War-era term referring to communist nations as a bloc)
 xīn wú èr yòng one cannot concentrate on two things at the same time
 yī fēn wéi èr one divides into two / to be two-sided / there are two sides to everything / to see both sb's good points and shortcomings (idiom)
 yī lái èr qù gradually / little by little / in the course of time
 yī qióng èr bái impoverished / backward both economically and culturally
 yī shí èr niǎo to kill two birds with one stone (idiom)
  second channel
  double jeopardy
  cannabidiol
  cannabidiol
  cumaru
  thiodiglycol
 chén yī zhǔ èr One has the right to choose the ruler one serves. (ancient proverb)
 chú gǎo zēng èr same as 米拉, Mira (red giant star, Omicron Ceti), variable star with period of 330 days
 dà chī èr hē to eat and drink extravagantly / to binge
 Dà pǔ dòng èr Taepodong 2, North Korean rocket
 dì èr ge rén the second person / (fig.) someone else / third party
 dì èr guó jì Second International
 dì èr zhàng hù Second Account
 dì èr zhí yè second job
 fēi zhōu èr sī Africa II Division
 gōng èr tóu jī bicipital muscle / biceps
 guǎ èr shǎo shuāng peerless / second to none (idiom)
 guāng èr jí guǎn photodiode / light-emitting diode (LED)
 gǔ èr tóu jī biceps femoris (anatomy)
 huà yī bù èr fixed / unalterable
 jià èr láng tuǐ to stick one leg over the other (when sitting)
 Jiǔ Er4 Gòng shí 1992 Consensus, statement issued after 1992 talks between PRC and Taiwan representatives, asserting that there is only one China
 lu:è zhī yī èr slight knowledge of sth / to know very little about a subject / a smattering
 lù yì èr shì Louis
 piān èr jiǎ jǐng unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine
 qiào èr láng tuǐ to stick one leg over the other (when sitting)
 ruò áng èr shì John
 sān shí èr xiàng the thirty-two physical characteristics of Buddha
 shí èr biān xíng dodecagon
 shí èr dì zhī the 12 earthly branches 子, 丑, 寅, 卯, 辰, 巳, 午, 未, 申, 酉, 戌, 亥 / (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers)
 shí èr jiǎo xíng dodecagon
 shí èr jīng mài twelve channels of TCM
 shí èr miàn tǐ dodecahedron
 shí èr shí chen twelve divisions of the day of early Chinese and Babylonian timekeeping and astronomy
 shí èr yuè fèn December
退线 tuì jū èr xiàn to withdraw to the second line of duty / to resign from a leading post (and assume an advisory post)
 yī qīng èr bái perfectly clean / blameless / unimpeachable (idiom)
 yī shì ér fèn in duplicate
 yì wù èr xī isoprene
 yī xīn èr yòng to do two things at once (idiom) / to multitask / to divide one's attention
 Yuē hàn èr shū Second epistle of St John
 yù zhì hào èr Koji
 zòng héng èr qiān G2000
 zuì xiǎo èr chéng least square (estimate)
1,1-二 1,1-èr fú zhé wán ethylidene fluoride / 1,1-difluoroethane / 1,1-difluoro- ethane / C2H4F2
1,2-二 1,2-èr lu:4 zhé wán ethylene dichloride / 1,2-dichloroethane / sym-dichloroethane / ethylene chloride
1,2-二 1,2-èr lǔ zhé wán ethylene hydrocarbons
1,1-二 1,1-èr lu:4 zhé wán ethylidene chloride / 1,1-dichloro- ethane
1,2-二 1,2-èr xiù zhé wán ethylene dibromide / ethylene bromide / 1,2-dibromoethane
 fā guāng èr jí guǎn light-emitting diode / LED
 jī guāng èr jí guǎn laser diode
 guāng diàn èr jí guǎn photodiode
 sān xià wǔ chú èr three, set five remove two (abacus rule) / efficiently / quickly and easily
退 yī tuì liù èr wǔ lit. 1 divided by 16 is 0.0625 (abacus rule) / fig. to deny responsibility / to pass the buck / also written 一推六二五[yi1 tui4 liu4 er4 wu3]
  second strike
  ton of carbon dioxide
  multidimensional operation / complex mission / second-generation operation / multidisciplinary operation
  twelve-point plan / ABC plan
  second generation technology
  run-off election / run-off
  Second Committee / Economic and Financial Committee
  sodium succinate
  five plus two format
  Group of Twelve
  Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts / Protocol II
  group II assets
  party of the second part
 bā èr sān pào zhàn bombardment of Kinmen by PRC forces that started August 23rd 1958, also called second Taiwan strait crisis
 bō lì èr xiàng xìng wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics
 chán jiā èr xiān sheng annoying muddle-headed person who gabbles unintelligibly

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