cǎo grass; straw

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140]

Note

Shows a plant growing out of the ground with the grass radical

Related characters


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

Sounds same

cǎo (grass)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

打草惊蛇 dǎ cǎo jīng ché Unwisely alerting an enemy
风吹草动 fēng chuī cǎo dòng A minor repercussion of a larger action. A trifling consequence
好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
兔子不吃窝边草 tù zi bù chī wō biān cǎo Thieves do not steal from neighbors
也要马儿好,也要马儿不吃草 yě yaò mǎ ér haǒ, yě yaò mǎ ér bù chī caǒ To prosper you must make compromises, you can not have it all your own way
好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
Good fortune

Good fortune

Language

You will often see the character for good fortune on decorations and gifts. 'Fu' is also associated with bats and oranges and this needs a little explanation...

Extra-Territoriality

When the foreign powers forcibly opened up trade with China in the mid 19th century they did not wish to be subject to Chinese laws which they saw as unfair, savage and corrupt. The principle of Extra-Territoriality was used to make the treaty ports in China subject to foreign legislation over criminal acts, taxation and ownership. The system remained in force until the founding of the Republic of China in 1912.
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