Meaning of 彩

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Pinyin: cǎi
English Definition: (bright) color; variety; applause; applaud; lottery prize
Chinese Definition:
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
More: 彩* | *彩 | *彩*
Example Sentences
Let's hope I didn't knock her up.
The opposite happens if you have a "Paintball War," or go to the shooting range.
It's a little like a lottery: the chance of winning is minuscule but because millions buy a ticket every week there is usually a winner.
John was borne away with joy when he won a car in the lottery.
Of course, I knew it was possible that every other scratch game was totally secure.