cǎo grass; straw

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140]

Note

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

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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)

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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

Writing characters

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cǎi color

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

Origin

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