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生菜
shēng cài

生菜
lettuce


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生菜shēngcài
     1. n. greens
     2. n. raw vegetable salad
     3. n. romaine lettuce
Components
shēng
     1. to live; to subsist; to exist
     2. to grow; to develop; to bud
     3. (causative) to bear; to give birth; to bring up; to rear
     4. to be born; to come into existence
     5. offspring; descendant
     6. pupil; disciple; student
     7. (historical) scholar; Confucian scholar
     8. (opera) actor or male character
     9. Short for 先生 (gentleman)
     10. (Cantonese) Short for 先生 (Mr.)
     11. life; existence; being; living
     12. fresh; not stale
     13. raw; uncooked
     14. uncultured; uncultivated
     15. strange; unfamiliar
     16. mechanically; forcedly
     17. vivid; strong; forceful
     18. innate; natural; born with
     19. living things; organism
     20. livelihood; subsistence
     21. lifetime; all one's life
     22. birthday; anniversary
     23. to bring back to life; to revive; to rescue
     24. to generate; to breed; to create
     25. to manufacture; to produce
     26. to happen; to occur; to take place
     27. (Buddhism) to go into society; to be reincarnated
     28. (dialectal) to set up; to put in; to settle
     29. to light; to ignite (a fire)
cài
     1. vegetable; greens
           蔬菜 - vegetables
           白菜 - Chinese cabbage
           菠菜 - spinach
     2. cuisine; (type of) food
           日本 菜 - Japanese food
     3. dish; course
           這 道 菜 很 對胃口。 - This dish is tasty.
     4. (colloquial) (one's) type
     5. (colloquial) bad; inferior; disappointing; below average
           菜鳥 - noob
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