(ér )

而 English Translation

The English meaning of (ér ) is:

  • and
  • as well as
  • and so
  • but (not)
  • yet (not)
  • (indicates causal relation)
  • (indicates change of state)
  • (indicates contrast)

Example Usage of 而


Duì yángé xiànzhì jīngjì de pīpíng fēng yǒng ér lái. Critics are coming down hard on tightened economic restrictions.

Jiǎn ér yán zhī, wǒ bù tóngyì. To put it briefly, I do not agree.

Wǒ juédìng qù měiguó, ér bùshì ōuzhōu. Instead of going to Europe, I decided to go to America.

Tā bùdàn piàoliang, érqiě cōngmíng. She is as clever as she is beautiful.

Shèxiàngjī duì wǒ ér yán shì bìxūpǐn. The camera was essential for me.

Méiyǒu shé me shì bùláo'érhuò de. Nothing is achieved without effort.

Jiālèfú de huǒtuǐ shèng liào yīdiǎn dōu bù guì, rán'ér què hěn hào chī. Carrefour's Ham offcuts are not expensive at all, but are nonetheless delicious.

“Jiǔshuǐ miǎnfèi ma?”“Jǐn nǚshì éryǐ.” "Are the drinks free?" "Only for ladies."

Tā qù diàoyúle, ér méi qù dǎ wǎngqiú. He went fishing instead of playing tennis.


Chinese Radical (ér )

The character (ér ) is a radical in the following characters:


Chinese words containing 而

is a Chinese Radical
HSK Level 4
而 Stroke Count 6
而 Stroke Order