cǎi color

Made up of [ wood; wooden radical 75, shān bristle; hair radical 59]


The character includes elements wood and bristle suggesting coloring with a brush

Related characters

Using : chá (tea) lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) shù (tree) wèi (not yet) xiāng (each other) song (Song) zhuō (table) yǐ (chair) gān (pole) jú (tangerine) xián (to stay idle) qīn (parent) lǐ (plum) zhī (branch) zhí (to plant) bǎn (board) lóu (multi-story building) xiào (school) jī (machine)

Different tone

cài (vegetable)

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