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The Chinese word cha - 差 - chà
(to be missing in Chinese)







Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

chà

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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced chāi. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

to be missing, to make mistake, to send on an errand, errand, difference,
to dispatch, job, to lack, to be short of

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 差 ( chà ) 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.
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Chinese characters  ( cha / chà ) with pronunciation (English translation: to be missing )
The traditional Chinese characters of chà are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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Character complexity
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is composed of 10 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

very different  |  disappointing
差 ( cha / chà ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 775)
Chinese example words containing the character 差 ( cha / chà )
差不多 ( chàbuduō = almost ), 出差 ( chūchāi = to be away on official business )

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