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刚才 gāng cái: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

刚才 (gāng cái) English Meaning

  • just now
  • a moment ago

Traditional Characters: 剛才

刚 forms words in:

才 forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 他刚才到了。
    Tā gāngcái dàole.
    He had just arrived.
  • 我刚才吐了。
    Wǒ gāngcái tǔle.
    I just threw up.
  • 我刚才起床了。
    Wǒ gāngcái qǐchuángle.
    I just woke up.
  • 我刚刚才到的。
    Wǒ gānggāngcái dào de.
    I arrived just now.
  • 我刚才在洗澡。
    Wǒ gāngcái zài xǐzǎo.
    I was showering a moment ago.
  • 刚才开始下雪。
    Gāng cái kāishǐ xià xuě.
    It began snowing just now.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 gang

刚 (gāng): hard; firm; strong; just; barely; exactly

  • 冈 (gāng): ridge; mound;
  • 刂 (dāo): knife
hsk 3 cai

才 (cái): ability; talent; sb of a certain type; a capable individual; only; only then; just now

  • -: unidentified strokes
  • 手 (shǒu): hand

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 刚

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 才

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 人才(rén cái): a person’s talent; talented person; distinguished person; a talent (worth head-hunting); person’s looks; an attractive woman; used interchangeably with 人材; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 才干(cái gàn): ability; competence
  • 天才(tiān cái): talent; gift; genius; talented; gifted
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