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儿童 ér tóng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

儿童 (ér tóng) English Meaning

  • child

Traditional Characters:  兒童

儿 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3, HSK 4  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

童 forms words in:

HSK 4 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)

Sample Sentences

  • 儿童的思想很有可塑性。
    Értóng de sīxiǎng hěn yǒu kěsùxìng.
    Children’s minds are very malleable.
  • 警方报告说被害儿童没有遭到性侵犯。
    Jǐngfāng bàogào shuō bèihài értóng méiyǒu zāo dào xìng qīnfàn.
    The police reported that the murdered child had not been sexually assaulted.
  • 他从桥上跳入水中去抢救那溺水儿童。
    Tā cóng qiáo shàng tiào rù shuǐzhōng qù qiǎngjiù nà nìshuǐ er tóng.
    He dived off the bridge to save the drowning child.
  • 汽车门现在大都装有预防儿童开启的锁。
    Qìchē mén xiànzài dàdū zhuāng yǒu yùfáng értóng kāiqǐ de suǒ.
    Most car doors now have child-proof locks.
  • 很久以后我才明白到教育儿童有多重要。
    Hěnjiǔ yǐhòu wǒ cái míngbái dào jiàoyù értóng yǒu duō chóng yào.
    It took me a long time to realize how important it is to educate children.
  • 他的儿子是一个三岁就能弹奏钢琴的早慧儿童。
    Tā de érzi shì yīgè sān suì jiù néng tán zòu gāngqín de zǎo huì értóng.
    His son is a precocious child who could play the piano at the age of three.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

儿 (er): child; son; (suffix to express smallness)

  • (er): child

童 (tóng): (virgin) child

  • 立 (lì): standing up
  • 里 (lǐ): neighborhood

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 儿

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 童

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 童话 (tóng huà): children’s fairy tales

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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