cài vegetable

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140]

Note

The radical indicates the plant origin, the lower part of the character indicates plucking from a small plant, and so harvesting leaves

Related characters


Using cǎo : huā (flower) chá (tea) yīng (flower) māo (cat) cǎo (grass) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) qián (front) yì (skill) kǔ (bitter) dǒng (to understand)

Different tone

cǎi (color)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

萝卜白菜,各有所爱 luó bo bái cài, gè yǒu suǒ ài Everyone has their own preferences

Phrases

青菜 qīng cài green vegetables

Also

cài cabbage

Catties

Tea was the most important export that was weighed in the traditional Chinese unit of measurement called a 'catty'. It is colloqually known as the Chinese pound and is about 1.1pounds. The modern weight is aligned to the metric system as exactly 500grams. The container for tea, a 'caddy', is believed to have been named after the measure. In China it is known as the jin the word catty probably came from the Malay word for 'jin'.
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