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Pronunciation : zāi
Meaning :
  1. disaster. (n)
  2. misfortune. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 7
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 6.7%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
火灾
huǒ zāi
: fire (that burns buildings etc)
2.
水灾
shuǐ zāi
: flood; flood damage
3.
天灾
tiān zāi
: natural disaster
4.
赈灾
zhèn zāi
: disaster relief
5.
灾难
zāi nàn
: disaster; catastrophe
6.
灾民
zāi mín
: victim (of a disaster)
Sentences:
1. This disaster has caused heavy casualities.
zhè zāi nàn zào chéng le hěn de rén yuán shāng wáng
: this
: time
灾难 : disaster
造成 : cause
: particle indicating that something has happened
很大 : very big
: particle used after an attribute; to
人员伤亡 : casualities
2. It’ll be hard to measure the damage caused by the fire.
zhè chǎng huǒ zāi de sǔn shī nán liàng
: this
: measure word
火灾 : fire (that burns buildings etc)
: particle used after an attribute; to
损失 : lost; damage
难以 : hard to (predict, imagine etc)
估量 : predict; estimate
3. After the flood, the victims allayed their hunger with food substitute.
suǐ zāi hòu zāi mín men kào dài shí pǐn chōng
水灾 : flood
: after
灾民们 : victims
: depend
代食品 : food substitute
充饥 : to allay one’s hunger
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