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Meaning of 采

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(Trad.: 採, 采)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand picking fruit from a tree
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhǎo ] claws, nails, talons
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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  • Pinyin: cǎi

    English Definition: to pick; to pluck; to collect; to select; to choose; to gather; color; complexion; looks; variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①摘取:采撷。采花。采摘。采制。
    ②选取,搜集,开发,利用:采访(搜集寻访)。采纳(接受意见)。采集。采伐。采购。采掘。采写。
    ③神色,精神:神采。精采。
    ④同“彩”。
    ⑤(采采)盛多的样子。
    ⑥古代指官。

    Example Words:
    采取 [ cǎi ]: to adopt or carry out (measures, policies, course of action); to take
    采访 [ cǎi fǎng ]: to interview; to gather news; to hunt for and collect; to cover
    采集 [ cǎi ]: to gather; to collect; to harvest
    采购 [ cǎi gòu ]: to procure (for an enterprise etc); to purchase
    开采 [ kāi cǎi ]: to extract (ore or other resource from a mine); to exploit; to mine
    More: 采* | *采 | *采*
  • Pinyin: cài

    English Definition: allotment to a feudal noble
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(采地)古代卿大夫的封地。亦称“采邑”。
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