v./adj. to differ from, be insufficient, fall short of, lack; wrong; poor, inferior;
Other meanings
[chāi]   v./n. send somebody on an errand; mission, errand
[chā]   n./adv. difference; slightly, barely
[cī]   char. (used in 参差)

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.
rén shù hái bú gòu ne , hái chà wǔ ge méi lái .
phr. There are not enough people, there are still five absent.
chà yí kè
v. a quarter to (...o'clock)
chà yì diǎn
phr. not good enough; almost, a bit different; just about to, nearly starting; on the verge of
chà wǔ fēn bā diǎn
phr. five to eight o'clock; 7:55
zhì liàng chà
phr. quality is poor
chà de yuǎn
phr. fall far short; differ a lot
zuì chà
phr. worst
hěn chà
phr. very bad, very poor in quality