1. 采 is the 585th most frequent character.
  2. has 3 dictionary entries.
  3. appears as a character in 39 words.
  4. appears as a component in 5 characters.


Once :
=> ,
Radical :
=> (claw/talon), (tree)
Graphical :
=> , , ,

Pinyin & Meaning:

  1. cai3 - to pick/to pluck/to collect/to select/to choose/to gather
  2. cai3 - color/complexion/looks/variant of 採|采[cai3]
  3. cai4 - allotment to a feudal noble

Pronunciation Clues:

  1. There are no phonetic clues for this character.

Example Words:

High Frequency

采取 (採取)
采用 (採用)
采访 (採訪)
采购 (採購)
风采 (風采)

Medium Frequency

尼采 (尼採)
采光 (採光)
采摘 (採摘)
采石场 (採石場)
采纳 (採納)
采花 (採花)
采集 (採集)
采风 (採風)
无精打采 (無精打采)
兴高采烈 (興高采烈)
开采 (開採)

Appears In:

also appears in:
Decomposition Levels:
Level 1: Only divided once. So only two components.
Level 2: Radical Decomposition. The character gets decomposed into its lowest radical components. For the complete list visit the Radical wikipedia page.
Level 3: Graphical Decomposition. Shows all the strokes & lowest level of components that make up the character.
If you see questions marks or too many "block" characters, especially when it comes to level 3 decomposition you might need the correct font.