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蔬菜
shū cài



蔬菜
vegetable


Definitions

Chinese > English
蔬菜shūcài
     1. n. vegetable; greens
           種zhòng植 蔬菜 - to plant vegetables
           綠葉 蔬菜 - leafy greens
English > Chinese
vegetable
     1. 名词. 蔬菜
     2. 名词. 例如:baby bok choy, Chinese broccoli, eggplant, green onion, napa cabbage, water spinach, zuccini
Components
shū
     1. vegetables; greens
cài
     1. vegetable; greens
           蔬菜 - vegetables -
           白菜 - Chinese cabbage -
           菠菜 - spinach -
     2.    (specifically, in compounds) rape; rapeseed (plant used for vegetable oil)
     3.    菜籽 - rapeseed -
     4.    菜油 - rapeseed oil -
     5. dish; course
           這 道 菜 很 對胃口。 - This dish is tasty.
           每 次 他 來 這兒r,他 都 點 同樣 的 菜。 - Whenever he comes to this place, he orders the same dish.
           我 在 考慮 我 晚飯 做 什麼 菜。 - I'm wondering what to cook for dinner.
     6. cuisine; (type of) food
           川菜 - Sichuan cuisine -
           日本 菜 - Japanese food -
     7. grocery
           買菜 - to buy groceries -
           菜市場 - farmers' market -
     8. (colloquial) (one's) type; cup of tea
           他 是 我 的 菜! - He is my type!
     9. (colloquial) bad; inferior; disappointing; below average
           菜鳥 - noob -
           我 好 菜 啊。 - I'm so inferior to others.
           菜 英文 - poor English (pun on the name of Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen)
     10. (Hong Kong Cantonese, slang) girlfriend
           Cai; Tsai
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