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材料 cái liào: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

材料 (cái liào) English Meaning

  • material
  • data
  • makings
  • stuff

Traditional Character:  材料

材 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

料 forms words in:

HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • |(gè)
  • |(zhǒng)

Sample Sentences

  • 这种材料防雨。
    Zhè zhǒng cáiliào fáng yǔ.
    This material is impervious to rainwater.
  • 她为一本书收集材料。
    Tā wéi yī běn shū shōují cáiliào.
    She’s collecting material for a book.
  • 这外套是什么材料作的?
    Zhè wàitào shì shénme cáiliào zuò de?
    What stuff is this jacket made of?
  • 附加材料是用红色加印上的。
    Fùjiā cáiliào shì yòng hóngsè jiā yìn shàng de.
    The additional material is printed in red.
  • 他把不需要的材料剪裁掉了。
    Tā bǎ bù xūyào de cáiliào jiǎncái diàole.
    He cut away the material which he didn’t need.
  • 接种体,种菌在接种中用的材料。
    Jiēzhǒng tǐ, zhǒng jūn zài jiēzhǒng zhōng yòng de cáiliào.
    Inoculum, it is the material used in an inoculation.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 cai 2

材 (cái): material; timber; ability; aptitude; a capable individual; coffin (old)

  • 木 (mù): tree
  • 才 (cái): ability; talent; somebody of a certain type; a capable individual; only; only then; just now
hsk 3 liao

料 (liào): to anticipate; to guess; to expect; material; stuff; grain; feed

  • 米 (mǐ): rice
  • 斗 (dòu): measurer

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 材

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 教材 (jiào cái): teaching material; CL: 本(běn)
  • 身材 (shēn cái): stature; build (height and weight); figure

HSK 6 Word List

  • 器材 (qì cái): equipment; material
  • 题材 (tí cái): subject matter

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 料

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 原料 (yuán liào): raw material; CL: |(gè)
  • 资料 (zī liào): material; resources; data; information; profile (Internet); CL: (fèn), |(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 不料 (bú liào): unexpectedly; to one’s surprise
  • 调料 (tiáo liào): condiment; seasoning; flavoring
  • 意料 (yì liào): to anticipate; to expect; to reckon ahead
  • 预料 (yù liào): to forecast; to anticipate; expectation

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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