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Pronunciation : cǎo
Meaning :
  1. grass. (n)
  2. straw. (n)
  3. draft. (n)
  4. careless; rough. (adj)
Radical :
Strokes : 9
Traditional :
Usage : 15%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
草原
cǎo yuán
: grasslands
2.
烟草
yān cǎo
: the tobacco plant; tobacco
3.
潦草
liáo cǎo
: (of handwriting) hasty and careless; illegible
4.
除草
chú cǎo
: remove weed
5.
药草
yào cǎo
: medicinal herbs
6.
草丛
cǎo cóng
: underbrush
Sentences:
1. The sheep are grazing on the hillside.
yáng zài shān shàng chī cǎo
: sheep
: at
: hill, mountain
: up
: eat
: grass
2. Straw can be used both for fodder and for papermaking.
cǎo zuò liào zào zhǐ
: straw
可以 : can, may
: make
饲料 : fodder
: also
: make
: paper
3. Please draft a notice for the meeting.
qǐng cǎo kāi huì tōng zhī
: please
: you
草拟 : draft
: one
: measure word
开会 : meeting
通知 : notice
4. These characters are written in a sloppy hand.
zhè xiě de tài cǎo
: this
: a few, several, some
: measure word
: character, word
: write
: used after a verb or an adjective to express possibility or capability
: too
: rough
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