YellowBridge Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese Language Center

Learn Mandarin Mandarin-English Dictionary & Thesaurus

New Search

English DefinitionCao Cao (155-220), famous statesman and general at the end of Han, noted poet and calligrapher, later warlord, founder and first king of Cao Wei 曹魏, father of Emperor Cao Pi 曹丕; the main villain of novel the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三国演义
Simplified Script曹操
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄠˊ ㄘㄠ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cou4cou1
Word Decomposition
cáoclass or grade; generation; plaintiff and defendant (old); government department (old); (Chinese surname); Zhou Dynasty vassal state
cāoto grasp; to hold; to operate; to manage; to control; to steer; to exercise; to drill (practice); to play; to speak (a language)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
曹志cáozhìCao Zhi
曹禺cáoyúCao Yu (1910-1997), PRC dramatist
曹丕cáopīCao Pi (187-226), second son of Cao Cao 曹操, king then emperor of Cao Wei 曹魏 from 220, ruled as Emperor Wen 魏文帝, also a noted calligrapher
曹参cáocānCao Can (-190 BC), second chancellor of Han Dynasty, contributed to its founding by fighting on Liu Bang's 刘邦 side during the Chu-Han Contention 楚汉战争
曹植cáozhíCao Zhi (192-232), son of Cao Cao 曹操, noted poet and calligrapher
Words With Same Tail Word    
体操tǐcāogymnastic; gymnastics
情操qíngcāosentiments; feelings; disposition of mind; moral character
做操zuòcāoto do exercises; to do gymnastics
出操chūcāoto drill; to exercise; to go outdoors for physical exercise
早操zǎocāomorning exercises (physical exercises commonly performed en masse at schools and workplaces in East Asian countries)
Derived Words or Phrases    
Similar-sounding Words    
Wildcard: Use * as placeholder for 0 or more
Chinese characters or pinyin syllables