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Decomp. 而狛
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Mandarin ér
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Pinyin er2
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一月中中
Sijiao 1022.7
Wubi DMJJ
CNS 11643 1-4854
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GB2312 B6F8
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Level 4
 ér and / as well as / and so / but (not) / yet (not) / (indicates causal relation) / (indicates change of state) / (indicates contrast)
Results beginning with 而
 ér qiě (not only ...) but also / moreover / in addition / furthermore
 ér shì rather
 ér yǐ that's all / nothing more
 ér yán with regard to (preceding phrase)
 ér hòu after that / then
 ér jīn now / at the present (time)
 ér bù xū without needing (to so sth)
 ér lì zhī nián aged thirty (see 三十而立)
 rán ér however / yet / but
 cóng ér thus / thereby
 fǎn ér instead / on the contrary / contrary (to expectations)
 yīn ér therefore / as a result / thus / and as a result, ...
 jìn ér and then (what follows next)
 shí ér occasionally / from time to time
 zhuǎn ér to turn to (sth else) / to switch to
 jì ér then / afterwards
 gù ér therefore
 hū ér suddenly / now (..., now...)
 ǒu ér occasionally / once in a while
 xìng ér by good fortune / luckily
 jì ér soon after / later / then
 shèn ér even / so much so that
 é ér (literary) very soon / before long
 jiǎ ér if
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 mián ér tòng Miltown
 Wēi ér gāng Viagra (male impotence drug)
 xià ér shàng bottom to top (of listing)
 kě xiǎng ér zhī it is obvious that... / as one can well imagine...
 bù yuē ér tóng to agree by chance (idiom) / taking the same action without prior consultation
 tuō yǐng ér chū to reveal one's talent (idiom) / to rise above others / to distinguish oneself
 zì rán ér rán involuntary / automatically
 qīng ér yì jǔ easy / with no difficulty
 cā jiān ér guò brief encounter / to brush past sb
 xiǎn ér yì jiàn clearly and easy to see (idiom) / obviously / clearly / it goes without saying
 qǔ ér dài zhī to substitute for sb / to remove and replace
 tuō kǒu ér chū to blurt out / to let slip (an indiscreet remark)
 jiǔ ér jiǔ zhī over time / as time passes / in the fullness of time
 shì ér bù jiàn to turn a blind eye to / to ignore
 bù dé ér zhī unknown / unable to find out
 bù yán ér yù it goes without saying / it is self-evident
 cóng tiān ér jiàng lit. to drop from the sky (idiom) / fig. to appear unexpectedly / to arise abruptly / out of the blue / to drop into one's lap
 yìng yùn ér shēng to emerge to meet a historic destiny (idiom) / to arise at an opportune time / able to take advantage of an opportunity / to rise to the occasion
 zǒng ér yán zhī in short / in a word / in brief
 tǐng shēn ér chū to step forward bravely
 bù hán ér lì shiver all over though not cold / tremble with fear / shudder
 yóu rán ér shēng arising involuntarily (idiom) / spontaneous / to spring up unbidden (of emotion)
 yī shǎn ér guò to flash past / to flit by
 yáng cháng ér qù to swagger off / to walk off (or drive off etc) without a second thought for those left behind
 yíng rèn ér jiě lit. (bamboo) splits when it meets the knife's edge (idiom) / fig. easily solved
 wàng ér què bù to shrink back / to flinch
 bù yì ér fēi to disappear without trace / to vanish all of a sudden / to spread fast / to spread like wildfire
 jiē zhǒng ér lái to come one after the other
 bèi dào ér chí to run in the opposite direction (idiom) / to run counter to
 kǎn kǎn ér tán to speak frankly with assurance
 zì shàng ér xià top-down
 bù móu ér hé to agree without prior consultation / to happen to hold the same view
 zhōu ér fù shǐ lit. the cycle comes back to the start (idiom) / to move in circles / the wheel comes full circle
 yī yōng ér shàng to swarm around / flocking (to see)
 bàn tú ér fèi to give up halfway (idiom) / leave sth unfinished
 qiè ér bù shě to chip away at a task and not abandon it (idiom) / to chisel away at sth / to persevere / unflagging efforts
 táng ér huáng zhī overt / to make no secret (of one's presence) / grandiose / with great scope
 liàng lì ér xíng to assess one's capabilities and act accordingly (idiom) / to act within one's competence / One does what one can.
 bù qī ér yù meet by chance / have a chance encounter
 shì kě ér zhǐ to stop before going too far (idiom) / to stop while one can / don't overdo it / stop while you're ahead
 suí yù ér ān at home wherever one is (idiom) / ready to adapt / flexible / to accept circumstances with good will
 jìng ér yuǎn zhī to show respect from a distance (idiom) / to remain at a respectful distance
 sì shì ér fēi apparently right but actually wrong / specious (idiom)
 jìn lì ér wéi to try one's utmost / to strive
 xíng ér shàng xué metaphysics
 yī cù ér jiù to get there in one step (idiom) / easily done / success at a stroke / to get results overnight
 tǐng ér zǒu xiǎn to take a risk out of desperation (idiom)
 zì xià ér shàng bottom-up
 bù yī ér zú by no means an isolated case / numerous
退 zhī nán ér tuì to sound out the difficulties and retreat to avoid defeat (idiom) / fig. to back out of an awkward situation / to get out on finding out what it's really like
 bù cí ér bié to leave without saying good-bye
 bù huān ér sàn to part on bad terms / (of a meeting etc) to break up in discord
 píng xīn ér lùn to be honest, ...
 shī ér fù dé to lose sth and then regain it (idiom)
 huá ér bù shí flower but no fruit (idiom) / handsome exterior but hollow inside / flashy
 mǎn zài ér guī to return from a rewarding journey
 bù láo ér huò to reap without sowing (idiom)
 chéng xū ér rù to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom) / to take advantage of a lapse
 wàng ér shēng wèi intimidate at the first glance (idiom) / awe-inspiring / terrifying / overwhelming
 jiǎn ér yán zhī in a nutshell / to put it briefly
 fú xiù ér qù to storm off in a huff (idiom)
 yī gài ér lùn to lump different matters together (idiom)
 xí dì ér zuò to sit on the ground or the floor (idiom)
 bù jìng ér zǒu to get round fast / to spread like wildfire
 xuán ér wèi jué pending a decision / hanging in the balance
 jiān ér yǒu zhī to have both (at the same time)
 cóng yī ér zhōng faithful unto death (i.e. Confucian ban on widow remarrying)
 yī hòng ér sàn see 一哄而散[yi1 hong1 er2 san4]
 yī hōng ér sàn to disperse in confusion (idiom)
 yán ér wú xìn to go back on one's word / to break one's promise / to be unfaithful / to be untrustworthy
 sān shí ér lì thirty years old and therefore independent (idiom, from Confucius)
 wén fēng ér dòng to respond instantly / to act at once on hearing the news
 sān sī ér xíng think three times then go (idiom) / don't act before you've thought it through carefully
 yī wàng ér zhī to be evident at a glance (idiom)
 tīng ér bù wén to hear but not react (idiom) / to turn a deaf ear / to ignore deliberately
 láo ér wú gōng to work hard while accomplishing little / to toil to no avail
 yī hōng ér qǐ (of a group of people) to rush into action
 wàng fēng ér táo to flee at the mere sight of (idiom)
 dà ér wú dàng grandiose but impractical (idiom) / large but of no real use
 yī huī ér jiù to finish (a letter, a painting) at a stroke
 fēn ér zhì zhī divide and rule (strategy) / divide and conquer
 jù tǐ ér wēi miniature / scaled-down / forming a microcosm
 děng ér xià zhī going from there to lower grades (idiom)
 gōng ér wàng sī for the common good and forgetting personal interests (idiom) / to behave altruistically / selfless
 xué ér bù yàn study tirelessly (idiom, from Analects)
 āi ér bù shāng deeply felt but not mawkish (idiom)
 bó ér bù jīng extensive but not refined (idiom) / to know something about everything / Jack of all trades and master of none.
 chōng kǒu ér chū to blurt out without thinking (idiom)
 chóng zú ér lì rooted to the spot (idiom) / too terrified to move
 dà ér huà zhī careless / sloppy
 dé ér fù shī to lose what one has just obtained (idiom)
 dǐ zú ér mián lit. to live and sleep together (idiom) / fig. a close friendship
 duó mén ér chū to rush out through a door (idiom)
 fàn fàn ér tán to speak in general terms
 hé ér wéi yī to merge together (idiom) / to unify disparate elements into one whole
 hé yī ér wò to lie down to sleep with one's clothes on
 huì ér bù fèi a kind act that costs nothing
 huò rán ér yù to recover speedily (idiom) / to get better quickly
 jiá rán ér zhǐ with a grunting sound it stops (idiom) / to come to an end spontaneously (esp. of sound)
 jié zé ér yú lit. to drain the pond to get at the fish (idiom) / fig. to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
 jí fēng ér shì lit. to reach the tip and try (idiom) / to have a go when at one's peak
 jìn huān ér sàn to disperse after a happy time (idiom) / everyone enjoys themselves to the full then party breaks up
 jué dì ér qǐ lit. arising suddenly above the level ground (idiom) / sudden emergence of prominent new feature
 liàng lì ér wéi to weigh one's abilities and act accordingly / to act according to one's means / to cut one's coat according to one's cloth
 mì ér bù xuān to withhold information / to keep sth secret
 mù hóu ér guàn lit. a monkey wearing a hat (idiom) / fig. worthless person in imposing attire
 mù míng ér lái to come to a place on account of its reputation (idiom) / attracted to visit a famous location
 nù mù ér shì to glare at
 pāi àn ér qǐ lit. to slap the table and stand up (idiom) / fig. at the end of one's tether / unable to take it any more
 pò mén ér rù to break the door down and enter (idiom)
 qiáo zú ér dài to expect in a short time (idiom) / also pr. [qiao4 zu2 er2 dai4]
 qīng cháo ér chū the whole nest came out (idiom) / to turn out in full strength
 qīng ěr ér tīng to listen attentively
 qū gōng ér zhěn lit. to use one's bent arm as a pillow (idiom) / fig. content with simple things
 shā yǔ ér guī to return in low spirits following a defeat or failure to achieve one's ambitions (idiom)
 shí yán ér féi lit. to grow fat eating one's words (idiom) / fig. not to live up to one's promises
 shū ér bù lòu loose, but allows no escape (idiom, from Laozi 老子) / the way of Heaven is fair, but the guilty will not escape
 sǐ ér bù jiāng dead but showing no signs of rigor mortis / to die hard (idiom) / to die yet not be vanquished (idiom)
 sǐ ér hòu yǐ until death puts an end (idiom) / one's whole life / unto one's dying day
 sǐ ér wú huǐ to die without regret (idiom, from Analects)
 tǐng ér zǒu xiǎn variant of 鋌而走險|铤而走险[ting3 er2 zou3 xian3]
 tóng rì ér yǔ lit. to speak of two things on the same day (idiom) / to mention things on equal terms (often with negatives: you can't mention X at the same time as Y)
 tóu mèi ér qǐ lit. to shake one's sleeves and rise (idiom) / fig. to get excited and move to action
 xiàng jī ér dòng to wait for the opportune moment before taking action (idiom)
 xuè ér bù nu:è to tease / to mock sb without offending / to banter
 yán ér yǒu xìn to speak and keep one's promise (idiom) / as good as one's word
 yī cù ér dé to get there in one step (idiom) / easily done / success at a stroke / to get results overnight
 yǐn ér bù fā to pull the bow without shooting (idiom from Mencius) / ready and waiting for action / to go through the motions / to practice / a trial run
 yīn rén ér yì varying from person to person (idiom) / different for each individual
 yī sǎo ér kōng to sweep clean / to clean out
 yú guàn ér chū to file out / to walk out in a line
 yú guàn ér rù to walk in in a line
 zhí dào ér xíng lit. to go straight (idiom, from Analects) / to act with integrity
 zuò ér lùn dào to sit and pontificate / to find answers through theory and not through practice (idiom)
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