Chinese Word Entry

中草藥

Simplified Chinese form: 中草药

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄨㄥ ㄘㄠˇ ㄧㄠˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): zhōng cǎo yào
Cantonese (Jyutping): zung1 cou2 joek6
Definition: Chinese herbal medicine

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Chinese characters used in this word

in, inside, middle, mean, center, central, in the midst of, hit (target), attain
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄨㄥ (zhōng), ㄓㄨㄥˋ (zhòng)
Cantonese: zung1, zung3
Japanese: チュウ (chuu) / なか (naka)、 うち (uchi)、 あた.る (ataru)
Korean: 중 (jung)
Vietnamese: trung, trúng

grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft, straw, thatch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄠˇ (cǎo), ㄗㄠˋ (zào)
Cantonese: cou2
Japanese: ソウ (sou) / くさ (kusa)、 くさ- (kusa-)、 -ぐさ (-gusa)
Korean: 초 (cho)
Vietnamese: thảo
Variants
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medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit, drugs, pharmaceuticals
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄠˋ (yào), ㄩㄝˋ (yuè), ㄕㄨㄛˋ (shuò), ㄌㄩㄝˋ (lüè)
Cantonese: joek6
Japanese: ヤク (yaku) / くすり (kusuri)
Korean: 약 (yag)
Vietnamese: dược
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