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v./n. to grasp, to hold; to speak (a language or dialect); exercise
Other meanings
[cāo]   char. manage, operate
[cāo]   char. conduct, behavior

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

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.
cāo chǎng
n. playground, sports ground
tā cāo qǐ dāo jiù zǒu le .
phr. He went away, holding a knife in his hand.
zǎo cāo
n. morning (setting-up) exercises
yóu yǎng cāo
nphr. aerobic exercises
cāo kǒu yīn
v. have an accent
tóng shì cāo gē
idiom. to wield the halberd within the household, to engage in internal strife