cǎo
adj. illegible, hard to read; being a draft, preliminary
Other meanings
[cǎo]   n. grass; straw
[cǎo]   char. cursive style of writing
    (only for traditional) grass (for )
    (lit) grass (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.
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nǐ de zì tài cǎo le , wǒ gēn běn kàn bu dǒng .
phr. Your characters were illegible and I could not read them.
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cáo gǎo
n. rough draft, draft
cǎo tú
n. outline, sketch
liáo cǎo
adj. hasty and careless, sloppy, illegible