The Chinese word 菜 means “vegetable” or “dish”. It is commonly used in Chinese cuisine to refer to a variety of vegetable dishes, both cooked and raw. In addition, it can also refer to a main course or a type of food in general. For example, when ordering food at a restaurant, one might say “我要点菜” which means “I would like to order some dishes”. Overall, 菜 is a versatile and important word in Chinese culinary culture.
Noun: dish, vegetable
|我喜欢吃中式菜||wǒ xǐ huān chī zhōng shì cài||I like to eat Chinese food|
|这道菜很辣，你能吃吗？||zhè dào cài hěn là, nǐ néng chī ma?||This dish is very spicy, can you eat it?|
|我们今天的午餐有很多菜||wǒ men jīn tiān de wǔ cān yǒu hěn duō cài||We have a lot of dishes for lunch today|
|这个餐厅的菜做得很好吃||zhè gè cān tīng de cài zuò de hěn hǎo chī||The food at this restaurant is very delicious|
|他会做很多不同种类的菜||tā huì zuò hěn duō bù tóng zhǒng lèi de cài||He can cook many different types of dishes|
|我们家常吃素菜||wǒ men jiā cháng chī sù cài||We often eat vegetarian dishes at home|
|这道菜的味道很鲜美||zhè dào cài de wèi dào hěn xiān měi||The flavor of this dish is very fresh and delicious|
|他们的特色菜是烤鸭||tā men de tè sè cài shì kǎo yā||Their specialty dish is roast duck|
菜 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.