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菜 cài: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

菜 (cài) English Meaning

  • dish (type of food)
  • vegetable
  • cuisine
  • (coll.) (one’s) type

Traditional Character:

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 3 and HSK 5. CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • 盤/盘 (pán)
  • 道 (dào)

Sample Sentences

  • 这菜里要再加点儿蒜。
    Zhè cài lǐ yào zài jiādiǎn er suàn.
    This dish needs a little more garlic.
  • 这菜我吃着很顺口。
    Zhè cài wǒ chīzhe hěn shùnkǒu.
    I like the taste of this dish.
  • 这个菜是怎么做的?
    Zhège cài shì zěnme zuò de?
    How is this dish made?
  • 他是我的菜!
    Tā shì wǒ de cài!
    He is my type!
  • 这菜很美味。
    Zhè cài hěn měiwèi.
    This dish is tasty.

Stroke Order & Character Components

菜 (cài): dish (type of food); vegetable; cuisine; CL:盤|盘(pán),道(dào); (coll.) (one's) type

  • (cao): vegetable
  • (zhao): claw
  • (mù): tree
  • (cǎi): to pick; to pluck; to collect; to select; to choose; to gather

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 菜

HSK 1 Word List

  • 菜 (cài): dish (type of food); vegetables; vegetable; cuisine; CL:盘 (pán), 道 (dào)

HSK 3 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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