Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

采 (採) cǎi

  1. cǎi verb to pick / to pluck / to collect / to select / to choose / to gather
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: (Unihan '採')
  2. cǎi verb to pick / to pluck / to collect / to select / to choose / to gather
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: This character is also an archaic variant of the modern traditional character 採.
  3. cǎi noun color
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Variant of 彩; for example, 兴高采烈 'enthusiasm high, spirit strong' (CCI p. 35)

Contained in

采取采用采集采购采购单采访采购订单风采数据采集采掘数据采掘兴高采烈采纳开采闵采尔神采神采焕发尼采弗里德里希·尼采采伐缯采采女采光采制采录采花违王上佛授决号妙花经采取行动采矿业采择可采采买采摘采风精采神采飞扬采花采矿采办现场采访采果采珠采食采证光采采访使文采声采

Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十二 志第五十八 食貨六 Volume 82 Treatises 58: Finance and Economics 6 32
Book of Later Han 《後漢書》 第三十 輿服下 冕冠 長冠 委貌冠 皮弁冠 爵弁冠 通天冠 遠遊冠 高山冠...Volume 120: Travel and Dress Part Two 19
History of Ming 《明史》 卷六十六 志第四十二 輿服二 Volume 66 Treatises 42: Carriages and Clothing 2 17
History of Ming 《明史》 卷四十九 志第二十五 禮三 Volume 49 Treatises 25: Rites 3 11
History of Ming 《明史》 卷八十一 志第五十七 食貨五 Volume 81 Treatises 57: Finance and Economics 5 11
Book of Song 《宋書》 卷六十七 列傳第二十七 謝靈運 Volume 67 Biographies 27: Xie Lingyun 10
The Classic of Tea 《茶經》 卷下:五之煮、六之飲、七之事、八之出、九之略、十之圖 Final Scroll: 5. Boiling, 6. Drinking, 7. History, 8. Growing Regions, 9. Simplify, 10. Pictorialize 9
The Classic of Tea 《茶經》 卷上:一之源、二之具、三之造 First Scroll: 1. Origin, 2. Tools, 3. Making 8
Book of Wei 《魏書》 卷109 樂志五 Volume 109 Treatise 5: Music 7
History of Ming 《明史》 卷一百三十三 列傳第二十一 廖永安 俞通海 胡大海 耿再成 張德勝 趙德勝 桑世傑 茅成 胡深 孫興祖 曹良臣 濮英 Volume 133 Biographies 21: Liao Yongan, Yu Tonghai, Hu Dahai, Geng Zaicheng, Zhang Desheng, Zhao Desheng, Sang Shijie, Mao Cheng, Hu Shen, Sun Xingzu, Cao Liangchen, Pu Ying 7

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
采采 採採 采采卷耳 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧卷耳 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Juan Er 22
采蘩 採蘩 采蘩 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧采蘩 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Cai Fan 15
言采 言採 薄言采之 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧芣苢 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Fu Yi 14
采苹 採蘋 采蘋 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧召南‧采蘋 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Shao And The South - Cai Ping 14
采薇 採薇 采薇 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 小雅‧鹿鳴之什‧采薇 Minor odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Lu Ming - Cai Wei 12
五采 五採 以五采彰施于五色 Book of Documents 《尚書》 虞書 益稷 Yu Shu - Yi and Ji 10
采芣 採芣 采采芣苢 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧周南‧芣苢 Lessons from the states - Odes Of Zhou And The South - Fu Yi 10
三采 三採 藻三采六等 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《雜記下》 Miscellaneous Records II 7
采葑 採葑 采葑采菲 The Book of Songs 《詩經》 國風‧邶‧谷風 Lessons from the states - Odes of Bei - Gu Feng 6
纳采 納採 禮有納采 Gongyang's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋公羊傳》 莊公 Lord Zhang 6