cǎi
v. to pick (flowers, fruits); to choose, to select; to collect; to extract, to mine
Other meanings
[cài]   char. (lit) feudal estate
[cǎi]   char. facial expression, complexion, spirit
    claw (for )
    hand (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
cǎi gòu
v. purchase, buy
cǎi zhāi
v. pick (fruits, plants)
cǎi méi
v. mine/extract/excavate/hew (out) coal
cǎi mì
phr. (usually of bees) to gather honey
cái mǎi
v. select and purchase
cǎi huā
phr. to pick flowers