The Chinese word 耳朵 means “ear” in English. It is a noun and is used to refer to the organ of hearing in both humans and animals. In addition, the word can be used in idiomatic expressions such as “耳朵软”, which means “to be easily influenced” or “to have a soft heart”.
|我的耳朵很敏感||wǒ de ěrduǒ hěn mǐngǎn||My ears are very sensitive|
|他的耳朵里有耳垢||tā de ěrduǒ lǐ yǒu ěrgòu||There is earwax in his ears|
|她喜欢戴耳环||tā xǐhuān dài ěrhuán||She likes to wear earrings|
|狗听得到人类听不到的声音，因为它们的耳朵比人类的敏感||gǒu tīng dé dào rénlèi tīng bù dào de shēngyīn, yīnwèi tāmen de ěrduǒ bǐ rénlèi de mǐngǎn||Dogs can hear sounds that humans can’t because their ears are more sensitive than humans’|
|她的耳朵疼得厉害，所以她去看了医生||tā de ěrduǒ téng de lìhài, suǒyǐ tā qù kàn le yīshēng||Her ears hurt badly, so she went to see a doctor|
耳朵 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 5.