Meaning of 柴

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Pinyin: chái
English Definition: firewood; lean (of meat); thin (of a person)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • this, these; in this case, then
    • tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 柴
Example Words:
柴油 [ chái yóu ]: diesel fuel
火柴 [ huǒ chái ]: match (for lighting fire); Classifiers:
柴油机 [ chái yóu ]: diesel engine
柴可夫斯基 [ chái ]: Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), Russian composer
劈柴 [ chái ]: to chop firewood; to split logs
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