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cái

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cái Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
cái | cai2
English translation
ability
talent
sb of a certain type
a capable individual
only
only then
just now
a moment ago
(preceded by a clause of condition or reason) not until
(followed by a numerical clause) only
ability, talent, gift; just, only

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About cái

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Number of strokes

3

Traditional form

cái

Contains the radical

shǒu

Part of speech

Adverb / 副词 fù cí Fù cí

Learning hint

A sprout growing in the ground, representing a budding talent

Etymology of cái

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

shǒu

Explanation

Pictograph of a small plant starting to emerge from the ground. Based on the original meaning "to sprout". The meaning of this character has shifted over time and now means "talent".

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Example sentences using cái

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dōu 帮忙 bāngmáng .他们 tā men ài 这个 zhè ge . duō zán 他们 tā men xiàng le 一摊,他们 tā men cái 觉得 juéde shǎng le suàn ,他们 tā men 满意 mǎnyì , Huán zuò 义务 yìwù de 宣传 xuānchuán .

They were pleased and satisfied; they advertised me to their friends.

diǎn 起脚 cái 勉强 miǎnqiǎng gòu zhāo 电钮 diàn niǔ .

By standing on tip - toe, I managed to reach the button.

直到 zhí dào 看到这幅 huà de 说明 shuōmíng cái lòng dǒng 意思 yìsi .

I didn't understand the drawing until I read the caption.

hěn jiǔ 之后 zhī hòu de 感冒 gǎnmào cái hǎo .

It took him a long time to get over his cold.

刚才 gāngcái 打电话 dǎdiànhuà de 敢情 gǎn qing shì 小王 de 姐姐 jiějie ya !

So it was Xiao Wang's elder sister who called just now.

Words with cái

Explore 25 words and sayings that include the Chinese character cái in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
cái ability cái
刚才 gāngcái just now剛才
才能 cái néng talent才能 cái néng
人才 réncái talent人才 réncái
天才 tiāncái talent天才 tiāncái
才华 cái huá talent才華
方才 fāng cái just now方才 fāng cái
奇才 qí cái genius奇才 qí cái
才华横溢 cái huá héng yì brilliant才華橫溢
口才 kǒu cái eloquence口才 kǒu cái
奴才 nú cai slave奴才 nú cai
才艺 cái yì talent才藝
才干 cáigàn ability才幹
成才 chéng cái to make sth of oneself成才 chéng cái
秀才 xiù cai scholar秀才 xiù cai
才智 cái zhì ability and wisdom才智 cái zhì
才女 cái nǚ talented girl才女 cái nǚ
才子 cái zǐ gifted scholar才子 cái zǐ
聪明才智 cōng ming cái zhì intelligence and wisdom聰明才智
多才多艺 duō cái duō yì multi-talented多才多藝
才气 cái qì talent (usually literary or artistic)才氣
适才 shì cái just now適才
才学 cái xué scholarship才學
德才兼备 dé cái jiān bèi having both integrity and talent (idiom)德才兼備
人才济济 rén cái jǐ jǐ a galaxy of talent (idiom)人才濟濟

cái Decomposition & Compounds

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cái Compounds

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