儿 (ér) child

Chinese name: 儿

Pinyin: ér

English name: child

Imagery: chubby baby legs

History of radical: This chubby radical is called baby which is usually placed at the bottom of a character. In oracle bones it is a picture of a baby whose head has not fully grown. Character with this radical relate to human.

For example:

  • 兄 (xiōng): elder brother
  • 党 (dǎng): political party

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