chá tea

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140, wood; wooden radical 75, rén person radical 9]


Picture of a plant under a cover to be brewed as tea
Number of strokes 9

Related characters

Using cǎo : huā (flower) yīng (flower) cài (vegetable) māo (cat) cǎo (grass) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) qián (front) yì (skill) kǔ (bitter) dǒng (to understand)
Using : lái (arrive) qí (board game) běn (root) cǎi (color) 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)
Using rén : zuò (seat) jīn (modern) zuò (sit) cóng (from) yǐ (to use) zhòng (many) jiǔ (long time) lìng (to order) shí (eat) shè (residence) huì (can) hé (why)

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粗茶淡饭 cū chá dàn fàn On starvation diet


我们喝了四杯绿茶 wǒ mén hē le sì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea

Many writing styles

The Chinese art of calligraphy has many different styles. There are ancient styles such as the Small seal script that dates back 2,000 years and then there is the grass script for faster writing. Calligraphy is considered one of the highest artistic accomplishments; the meaning of a character can be reinforced by the style of strokes used to write it. However, works of calligraphy can be hard to read and so styles that use clearer character outlines are used in books and newspapers. Recently a 1,000 year old piece of calligraphy fetched over $30 million at auction.
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