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The Chinese word cao - 草 - căo
(grass in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

grass, careless, to draft, cursive hand,
straw, hasty, rough

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Chinese characters  ( cao / căo ) with pronunciation (English translation: grass )
The traditional Chinese characters of căo are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

grass  |  pasture land
草 ( cao / căo ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 766)
Chinese example words containing the character 草 ( cao / căo )
草本植物 ( căobĕnzhíwù = herb ), 草地 ( căodì = meadow ), 草莓 ( căoméi = strawberry ), 野草 ( yĕcăo = weed )
More words that mean careless in Chinese
cūxīn ( 粗心 ), măhu ( 马虎 )

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