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Meaning of 茶

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Pinyin: chá
English Definition: tea; tea plant; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①常绿灌木,叶长椭圆形,有锯齿,经加工制为饮料,就是茶叶;秋末开花,白色;种子可榨油;木质致密,供雕刻用:茶树。茶农。
②特指“茶叶”:绿茶。红茶。花茶。沱茶。龙井茶。乌龙茶。
③用茶叶沏成的饮料:茶水。茶饭。茶点(茶水、点心)。茶话会。茶博士(善于烹茶的人,亦指卖茶的人或茶馆侍者)。茶余饭后。
④泛指某些饮料:茶汤。面茶。果茶。
⑤特指“茶点”:早茶。晚茶。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • Above to below
      • [ rén ] man, person; people
      • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words:
茶叶 [ chá ]: tea; tea leaves; Classifiers:
茶馆 [ chá guǎn ]: teahouse; Classifiers:
茶杯 [ chá bēi ]: teacup; tea-glass; cup; mug; Classifiers:
茶几 [ chá ]: small side table; coffee table; teapoy (ornamental tripod with caddies for tea)
茶壶 [ chá ]: teapot; Classifiers:
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