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Meaning of 彩

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Pinyin: cǎi
English Definition: (bright) color; variety; applause; applaud; lottery prize
Chinese Definition:
①彩色,各种颜色。[例]朝辞白帝彩云间。——李白《早发白帝城》。[合]五彩;彩章(彩色涂饰);彩错(色彩交错);彩服。
②得好运。[例]且休提这恩德无涯,单则是子母团圆,大古里彩。——元·关汉卿《蝴蝶梦》。[合]彩气(吉利的兆头);彩头(好运道的预兆;又指竞赛赢得的奖品)。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hair) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ cǎi ] to collect, to gather; to pick, to pluck
    • [ shān ] hair; sunlight
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Example Words
色彩 cǎi tint; coloring; coloration; (fig.) flavor; character
精彩 jīng cǎi wonderful; marvelous; brilliant
光彩 guāng cǎi luster; splendor; radiance; brilliance
丰富多彩 fēng duō cǎi richly colorful
彩电 cǎi diàn color TV
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