Chinese Symbols and Meanings E

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter E.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. EA, ED, EE etc.

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Ea

Each, each of, should, ought, owe, deserve, above mentioned, most likely, then, the
Each, all, every, individual
Each, every
Eagle, falcon, hawk
Eagle, vulture
Ear(S), radical 128
Early, morning
Early, old, daytime (as opposed to night), earlier, previous incarnation
Earn, earn money, make a profit, gain, cheat, deceive
Earth, ground, soil, region, land, place, territory, situation, (de5), adverbializer
Earth, ground, dirt, soil, radical 32
Earth, recieve, female
Earth, loam, soil
Earthly Branch (4th), morning from 5 to 7 am
Earthly Branch (12th), evening from 9 to 11 pm
Earthly Branch (11th), evening from 7 to 9 pm
Earthly Branch (6th), morning from 9 to 11 am
Earthly Branch (3rd), morning from 3 to 5 am
Earthly Branch (10th), evening from 5 to 7 pm
East, object, thing
Easy, amiable, lenient, change, barter
Eat, drink, suffer, endure, bear, eradicate, destroy
Eat, roots, vegetables
Eaves, edges of roof
Eaves, hat brim

Ed

Eddy, whirlpool, swirl
Eddy, whirlpool
Eddy, whirlpool
Edge, limit, reason, cause, cut, define, margin, hem, karma
Edge of a blade or knife, kill
Edge, angle, corner, block, square
Edge, water's edge, brink, bank, shore
Edit, gather, collect, sort, index, rationalize, compile
Edit, compile, topknot
Edition, version, copyright, register, printing plate, royalty, build, support

Ee

Eg

Egg, oval shaped, insult, abuse
Egg, roe, spawn, testicles, balls, nuts
Egret, heron
Egret, fabulous mythical bird

El

Elbow, hold someone by the elbow
Electricity, electro, electric, electronic, information, lightning
Elegant, beautiful, magnificent
Elegant, graceful, refined
Elegant, graceful
Elegant, graceful, beautiful, phonetic
Elegant, splendid, magnificent
Elegant, refined
Elephant, ivory, image, shape, appearance, figure, aspect
Ellipse, oval
Elm, gum
Eloquent, talented, flattering, glib

Em

Emaciated, weak, lean, exhausted
Embarrassed, red faced, not comfortable
Embarrassed, red faced, not comfortable
Embassy, stationed, reside, located at, stop
Embroidery, needle, work, radical 204
Embroidery, embroidered robe
Emergency, urgent, pressing, quick, hurried, worried
Emissary, messenger
Emit, send out, issue, express, launch, transmit, dispatch, leave, start, initiate, become
Emotional, generous, kind, giving, forgiving
Emperor, supreme ruler
Emperor, imperial
Employ, hire
Employee, staff, member
Empty, have free time, space, air, sky, in vain, bare, hollow, deserted
Empty, hollow, void, unreal, pretend, virtual, false
Empty, exhausted, lack, lacking

En

Encircle, circuit, complete, lap, week, cycle, circumference
Encircle, wrap around
Enclosure, surrounding, radical 31
Enclosure, stable, corral
Encounter, incident, accident, come across, suffer, incur,
Encourage, try, endeavor, exert effort, urge, exhort
Encourage, stimulate, cheer on
End, finish, complete, whole
End, last, final, latter part
End, death, die, dead
Ending Particle, exclamatory particle
Endurance, stamina, durability, patience, persistance, perseverance
Endure, bear, tolerate, suffer, patience, forebearance
Endure, bear, withstand, (jin4), confine, restrict, prohibit, forbid
Endure, worthy of
Enemy, opponent, foe, rival, hostile, oppose, resist
Energetic, forge ahead, bright
Energy, (jing4), strong, powerful, unyielding, tough, sturdy, energetic
Engrave, carve, etch, force, threaten, compel, command, control, reins, bridle, kidnap, blackmail, extort
Engrave, inlay, carve, tattoo, hard steel
Engrave, carve, engrave printing block
Enjoin, instruct, charge with
Enjoin, order, instruct
Enlighten, profound, deepen, dredge
Enmity, rivalry, feud
Enrich, moisten, soak
Enter, advance, come in, go in
Enter, entrance, arrive, join, go into, agree with, receipt, receive, income, invade, intrude, captivate, radical 11
Enterprise, entrepreneur, stand on tiptoe, desire, expect, long for, hope, penguin
Entertain, banquet, feast, relax
Entice, hook, join, connect, thicken, mark, check
Entire, whole, complete
Entirely, all, without exception
Entrustallow/employ, bear, trust, duty, office
Entrust, commision, rely on, nursery, excuse
Entrust, hold in the hand, support, offer, motorcycle
Envy, covet, desire, admire, praise
Envy, admire, praise, covet

Ep

Epilepsy, convulsions, insanity

Er

Erect, upright, vertical (downward) stroke in calligraphy
Error, mistake, blunder, uneven, incorrect, wrong
Error, err, mistake, interfere
Error, exagerate

Es

Establish, stand, set up, position, posture
Ester, acetate
Estimate, amount, quantity, capacity, (liang2), measure
Estimate, guess, presume, merchant
Estimate, figure, surmise, put under clothing
Estimate, estimate weight by hand

Et

Ethnic Group, name of ethnic group

Eu

Europe, (translit.)

Ev

Even, uniform, orderly, harmonious, equal, (zhai1), pious, respectful, (zi1), hem
Even, balance, level, weigh, judge, consider, assess
Even, uniform, impartial, unbiased
Evening, dusk, radical 36
Evening, dusk, sunset, twilight, late, near the end
Evergreen, evergreen shrubs
Everywhere, throughout, all over, a time
by means of, based on, proof, Evidence, rely on, lean on or against, certificate, voucher, license, passbook
Evil, depraved, vicious, perverse, wicked
Evil, malignant influence, haunt

Ex

Exact, correct, difficult to pronounce
Examine, check, investigate, search, look for, refer to, research
Examine, examine patient, diagnose
Examine, look into, impeach
Examine, investigate, test
Example, similie, metaphor, figure of speech
Exasperate, provoke, annoy
Excavate, dig, cave
Exceed, surpass, jump, leap, rise above, overtake, transcend, ultra, super
Exceed, suprass, go through, go over, more and more
Exceed, go beyond, leap over
Excel, naturally good at
Excellent, lucky, auspicous, propitious, jade tablet, Swiss, (translit.)
Excellent, exquisite, subtle, ingenious, clever, wonderful, intriguing, interesting
Excellent, praise, commend, recognize excellence
Excessive, wanton, lewd, kinky, obscene
Excessive, over done
meet, hand in, give to, submit, deliver, intersect, Exchange, cross
Exchange, barter, pay, advance money
Exclamatory Sound(particle: exclamatory)
Excretement, stool, feces, dung
Execute, act, carry out, hold, grasp, seize, detain, arrest, implement
Execute, punish
Exhale, breath out, call, cry, shout
Exhaust, poor, impoverish, desperate, extreme, failiure
Exhaust, deplete
Exhaust, use up, run out, empty
Exhausted, tired, weary, fatiqued
Exhort, encourage, strive
Exhort, preach, adivse
Expand, open, support, push, stone rubbing (to get an impression)
Expand, inflate, swell, bloat, bloated
Expand, swell, grow big, inflate, swollen
Expanse, expanse of water
Expel, repel, push back, repulse
Expel, disperse, vent, release, gas off
Experience, pass, go through, arrive, past perfect tense, pass on, transfer, visit
Experience, undergo, history, historic, pass through, pass, elapse, succesive, throughout, each, every, calendar, last, endure
Experience, gather, collect, examine, look at, read, study, inspect, review
Experience, involve, set foot in, ford, wade across
Explode, collapse, disintegrate, sudden release of energy
Expose, unearth, expose, search for, demand, ask for, rope, cable, suspend
Express, hit, beat, shoot, strike, break, do, make
Express, make clear, elaborate, clarify
Extend, reach, as yet, till, untill
Extend Across, across, through
Extinguish, reduce, consume, digest, put out, take in, subside, vanish, dissapper
Extinguish, exterminate, wipe out
Extinguish, quench, put out
Extra, surplus, I, my, me
Extraneous, superfluous, excessive
Extraordinary, big, large, great
Extravagant, waste, (mi3), lewd, wasteful, scatter
Extravagant, lavish, wasteful, excessive

Ey

Eye, look, regard, goal, see, name, title, list, division, section, division, catalogue
Eye, eyes
Eye, eyes
Eye, pupil of the eye
Eyebrow, upper margin of a book

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