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The Chinese word cai - 才 - cái
(just in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

just, ability, only,

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 才 ( 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: just )
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.)

talent  |  a moment ago
才 ( cai / cái ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 206)
Chinese example words containing the character 才 ( cai / cái )
刚才 ( gāngcái = just now )
Other characters that are pronounced cái in Chinese
More words that mean just in Chinese
gāng ( 刚 ), gānggāng ( 刚刚 ), jiù ( 就 )
More words that mean ability in Chinese
bĕnlĭng ( 本领 ), ( 力 ), nénglì ( 能力 )

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