耳(ěr)ear

Chinese name: 耳

Pinyin: ěr

English name: ear

Imagery: an ear

History of radical: This radical is called ear and it is usually placed to the left of a character. In oracle bones it is picture of an ear. Characters with this radical relate to ear and hearing.

For example:

  • 聊(liáo): chat
  • 聋(lóng): deaf

 

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