cǎo - grass; careless; hasty

This is one of the first Chinese words I learnt (in the compound 草莓) but have real difficulty pronouncing it. The 'c' sound seems to completely escape me and it seems particularly difficult when followed by -ao. The character also caused me difficultly when trying to find the radical the first time; I knew it could be written 艹, but I didn't know it could be written 艸, and so has six strokes. The following is a little ditty written by Victoria for me to practise.

吃草真好
Eating grass is very good.

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