The Radical: 耳


Hanzi-Trainer
Search:
Meaning
ear    耳

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT HSK 3
to hear, well-known, famous, to smell or sniff
wén
Outside: gate / 門, inside: ear
You put your ear to the gate to hear and smell.
JLPT HSK 3
ear
ěr

Pictogram of a pinna.
JLPT HSK 3
quick at hearing, clever, sharp-witted, intelligent
cōng
Left: ear , right: wholely (What comes out of the mouth and your heart shall be wholely.)
If your ear works 'wholely', you are quick at hearing and clever.
JLPT HSK 3
to chat, to depend upon (literary), temporarily, just, slightly
liáo
Left: ear , right: year of the rabbit [Image of a rabbit's hole with a central passage and side chambers] or egg (but here: a rabbit with dots as ears)
Whether the ear of a rabbit corresponds to an egg, is what we chatted about temporarily.
JLPT HSK 4
to dare, daring, brave
gǎn
Left: one , ear , right: strike, hit 攵/ (hand with a stick )
One (slap) on the ear: how daring!
JLPT HSK 4
to unite, to join, unification
lián
Left: ear (image of a pinna), right: to close (The mountain pass in the sky is closed.)- (cf. deaf )
Those whose ears are closed (= the deaf) join in a union.
JLPT HSK 4
duty, profession, post, office
zhí
Left: ear (image of a pinna), right: sole, merely (one mouth of eight is just alone.)
One ear, merely (is enough) to do the duty.
JLPT HSK 4
to take, to fetch, to get, to choose

Left: ear , right: hand
Take somebody's ear with the hand to fetch it.
JLPT HSK 4
employment, hiring
pìn
Left: ear , right: 甹 (reason = The seedling/sprout in the field has its reason.), winding seeweed [here: number 5])
The ear has heard that there is a reason for the five: employments.
JLPT HSK 5
gather up, collect, edit, compile

Left: vehicle (= cart from above with axle , load-area wheels ), right: whisper 咠 (from the mouth to the ear - But here: =1 parking space and =3 parking spaces)
If the vehicles are not each in one space, but in (a group of) three, they are gathered up.
JLPT HSK 5
to take in, to take a photo, to absorb, to assimilate
shè
Left: hand , right: whisper (To the ear with both hands and we whisper.)
By a hand or the ear, but (best) use both hands to take sth. in to absorb.
JLPT HSK 5
to delay, waste time, to indulge in
dān
Left: ear , right: (big person with broken arms and a broken leg )
(Those who refuse to follow rules shall feel the consequences) The "Listening" can end in broken arms and leg, if you delay it.
JLPT HSK 6
shrug the shoulders, raise up, to excite, lofty
sǒng
Top: to obey 2x person (with much imagination: 2 shoulders ), bottom: ear
The shoulders are high above the ears when shrugging.
JLPT HSK 6
shame, disgrace
chǐ
Left: ear , right: to stop (footprint of a right foot that stops at a line ) (In traditional Chinese: 恥 with heart its the derivation: "Into the ear rises (the blood) from the heart : you blush and are ashamed")
If the ear "stops" (won't listen) then you are ashamed?
JLPT HSK 6
deaf
lóng
Top: dragon (The outstanding person has a broken leg with a dragon ), bottom: ear
The "dragon in the ear" stands for being "deaf".
JLPT HSK 6
to seize, order or search to arrest sb.

Left: thread 纟/, right: 咠 (mouth , ear )
Like threads are the (inquiries) from mouths to ears when wanting to seize sb.
JLPT no HSK
honest, upright, bright
gěng
Left: ear , right: fire
If your ear has a fire burning (for an idea): you are honest and upright.
JLPT no HSK
to whisper
niè
Top: ear , below: two hands
To the ear with both hands! ... and we: whisper.
JLPT no HSK
be feared, afraid, to frighten, to intimidate
shè
Left: feelings , right: whisper (To the ear with both hands and we whisper.)
The feeling when whispering is fear.
JLPT no HSK
pastry, food, to swallow, to lure, bait
ěr
Left: eat 饣/, right: ear
Food (in the volume) of an ear as: a pastry or bait.
JLPT no HSK
(phonetic ye), i.e. Jesus 耶稣 (yē sū)

Left: ear (pictogram of an auricle), right: village
With an open ear he went through the village: Jesus!
JLPT no HSK
fluffy, hairy, confused, luxuriant growth
róng
Top: plant , bottom: ear
The 'plants' at the ear are fluffy hair.
JLPT no HSK
to greet by raising clasped hands

Left: hand , right: 咠 (mouth and ear )
You clasp the hands, speak (= ) and hear: when greeting.
JLPT no HSK
always, then, at once
zhé
Left: vehicle (= (top view with axle load-area wheels ), right: 耴 (ear , here: axle or axe nail )
At a vehicle you hear sth. at the axle : always.
JLPT no HSK
to walk on tiptoe, to walk quietly, tread (on), follow
niè
Left: foot (knee cap and footprint ), right: whisper (To the ear with both hands and we whisper.)
When the foot whispers it is on the tiptoes.
JLPT no HSK
apprehend, hear, listen
líng
Left: ear , right: order, command (A lid on the bent person, was ordered) - (cf. bell )
The ear is ordered to: apprehend / hear.
JLPT no HSK
pearl or jade earring
ěr
Left: king, jade , right: ear
The jade at the ear is the: earring.

Similar Radicals (either meaning or appearance)



List of the characters | List of the radials

To the Trainer