Pinyin "cai4"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "cai4" is split up into two parts: "c" and "ai4". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "c"

C is for the King of Chu.

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ai4"

In the airplane's bathroom.

Characters pronounced cai4

allotment to a feudal noble
dish (type of food) / vegetable / cuisine / CL:盤|盘[pan2],道[dao4] / (coll.) (one's) type / (of one's skills etc) weak / poor

= + : The King oh Chu (c) is busy preparing a dish (菜) in the airplane's bathroom (ai4). He is using two plectrums (采) to pluck out parts of a mat of artificial lawn (艹).
surname Cai
feudal estate
old variant of 采[cai4]
see 綷縩[cui4 cai4]