cǎo
n. grass; straw
Other meanings
[cǎo]   adj. illegible, hard to read; being a draft, preliminary
[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.
EXAMPLES
cǎo dì
n. grassland
cǎo yuán
n. grasslands, prairie
dào cǎo
n. straw
gān cǎo
n. cured hay, hay
chú cǎo
v. weed out, remove weeds