二 (er): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | April 5, 2018

二 (Chinese PinYin: [èr]; traditional Chinese:二; capital: 贰) may mean: (1) numeral. two; the second; (2) adj. different; (3) adj. inconstant. It is one of the most common Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions such as 二战 (World War II), 星期二 (Tuesday), 二月 (February), 二把手 (the second chief), 二百五 (stupid person).

1. How to pronounce 二?

Chinese Pinyin: [èr]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 二

Synonyms: 两,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 二.

Fixed expression: 二战 (World War II), 星期二 (Tuesday), 二月 (February), 二把手 (the second chief), 二百五 (stupid person), 二婚 (remarriage), 二号人物 (second-in-command), 二氧化碳 (carbon dioxide), 二重奏 (duet), 十二生肖 (12 signs of the Chinese zodiac),

Collocation: 第二遍 (the second time), 第二 (the 2nd), 每星期二 (every Tuesday), 第二季度 (the second quarter),

Idioms: 独一无二 (unique; unparalleled), 一清二楚 (as clear as daylight), 一干二净 (thoroughly), 二龙戏珠 (two dragons playing with a pearl), 一分为二 (one divides into two), 三心二意 (flit from one thing to another),

Terminologies: 二次方程 (quadratic equation), 二氧化硫 (sulphur dioxide), 二𫫇英 (dioxin),

4. How to use 二 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 二.

4.1 二战后美国的效率已经翻番,按理我们应该每周工作 20小时,对吧?

Translation: Since World War II, productivity in the U.S. has doubled. So we should be working 20 hours per week, right?

4.2 市场研究公司iResearch表示,中国的共享单车市场从2016年第三季度的3300万元增长到2017年第二季度的39亿元。

Translation: China’s bike-sharing market grew from 33m yuan in the third quarter of 2016 to 3.9bn yuan in the second quarter of 2017, says iResearch, a market-research firm.

4.3 今年二月以来我们一直在沟通,但是始终没有达成共识。

Translation: We have been communicating since February this year, but no consensus had been reached.

4.4 她二月刚去过美国。

Translation: She had just been to America in February.

4.5 它们中的每一个都有着独一无二的外形。

Translation: And each of them has its unique shape.

4.6 阿肯色州禁止二婚的女士穿白色的婚纱。

Translation: Arkansas prohibits ladies who are marrying for the second time from wearing white wedding dresses.

4.7 新泽西州在教育方面排名第二,考试成绩高,学生毕业率高。

Translation: New Jersey ranks 2nd among the states for education, with high test scores and high school graduation rates.

4.8 狗是十二生肖的(十二年一个周期)中的第十一个。

Translation: Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign.

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