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chǎo

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chǎo Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 9 English Translations of the word chǎo .

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
chǎo | chao3
English translation
to sauté
to stir-fry
to speculate
to hype
to fire (sb)
to boil, to fry, to roast, to sauté; to trade stock

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About chǎo

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Number of strokes

8

Traditional form

chǎo

Contains the radical

Huǒ

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

fire

Etymology of chǎo

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

火少

Semantic compound

Huǒ

Phonetic compound

shǎo

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. Huǒ represents the meaning and shǎo represents the sound.
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Example sentences using chǎo

Broaden your vocabulary by interacting with 5 audio-assisted sentences using the Chinese word chǎo in different contexts.

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chǎo 什么 shénme cài ā ?好香 ya !

Mmm! What's cooking? It'smells delicious.

这个 zhè ge chǎo 蘑菇 mó gu 有些 yǒu xiē , dàn 味道 wèidao Měi .

The dish of fried mushrooms is hot, but tasty.

经理 jīnglǐ 发觉 fājué le de 不轨 bù guǐ 行为 xíngwéi ,打算 dǎsuàn chǎo 鱿鱼 yóu yú .

The manager had found him out and was going to sack him.

Néng 不能 bù néng 赶快 gǎnkuài gěi 我们 wǒmen chǎo pán 鸡蛋 jīdàn ?

Can you cook up a simple egg dish for us right away?

zhēng zài chǎo dàn .

She is scrambling eggs.

Words with chǎo

Explore 20 words and sayings that include the Chinese character chǎo in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
chǎo to sauté chǎo
炒作 chǎo zuò to hype炒作 chǎo zuò
炒鱿鱼 chǎo yóu yú to sack sb炒魷魚
炒股 chǎo gǔ (coll.) to speculate in stocks炒股 chǎo gǔ
炒饭 chǎo fàn fried rice炒飯
炒菜 chǎo cài to stir-fry炒菜 chǎo cài
炒面 chǎo miàn "chow mein"炒麵
炒锅 chǎo guō wok炒鍋
爆炒 bào chǎo to conduct a media blitz爆炒 bào chǎo
炒蛋 chǎo dàn scrambled eggs炒蛋 chǎo dàn
炒股票 chǎo gǔ piào to speculate in stocks炒股票 chǎo gǔ piào
清炒 qīng chǎo to stir-fry清炒 qīng chǎo
炒米 chǎo mǐ fried rice炒米 chǎo mǐ
炒货 chǎo huò roasted snacks (peanuts, chestnuts etc)炒貨
炒冷饭 chǎo lěng fàn to stir-fry leftover rice炒冷飯
煎炒 jiān chǎo to lightly fry煎炒 jiān chǎo
炒勺 chǎo sháo ladle炒勺 chǎo sháo
炒地皮 chǎo dì pí to speculate in building land炒地皮 chǎo dì pí
现炒现卖 xiàn chǎo xiàn mài lit. to fry and sell on the spot現炒現賣
热炒热卖 rè chǎo rè mài enthusiasm of the new convert熱炒熱賣

chǎo Decomposition & Compounds

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chǎo Decomposition

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