The best way to learn how to write and speak Mandarin - including correct pronunciation, Pinyin, example sentence, stroke order and English meanings
DICTIONARY

The Chinese word cai - 材 - cái
(material in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

cái

Listen to pronunciation
(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

You're listening to the natural voice of a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

English translations

material, timber, ability"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
, capable person"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
,
aptitude"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 材 ( cái ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
:

Chinese characters  ( cai / cái ) with pronunciation (English translation: material )
The traditional Chinese characters of cái are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

wood  |  stuff
材 ( cai / cái ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1058)
Chinese example words containing the character 材 ( cai / cái )
材料 ( cáiliào = material ), 合成材料 ( héchéng cáiliào = synthetic material ), 户外器材 ( hùwàiqìcái = outdoor equipment ), 影棚器材 ( yĭngpéngqìcái = studio equipment )
Other characters that are pronounced cái in Chinese
More words that mean material in Chinese
cáiliào ( 材料 ), gōngjù ( 工具 ), liàozi ( 料子 )

View 材 ( cai / cái ) on your mobile

Simply scan this QR code: Listen to the pronunciation of cai in Chinese (Mandarin) on your mobile

Report missing or erroneous translation of cai in English

Contact us! We always appreciate good suggestions and helpful criticism.

You might also be interested in...


 
Hint: Try our innovative Chinese learning software. It will allow you to memorize the characters faster and more thoroughly than before.
Come here often? Use our new Short URL http://dnry.ch short URL

 
Look up another word:


All content is protected under German and international copyright laws. imprint and contact data  |  privacy policy    
Version 5.15 / Last updated: 2017-08-20