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Meaning of 庖

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Pinyin: páo
English Definition: kitchen
Chinese Definition:
①厨房:庖厨。
②厨师:庖人(厨师)。庖丁。名庖。庖代(替人处理或担任事情。亦称“代庖”)。

Total strokes: 8; Radical: 广
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; 广 (house) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • 广 [ guǎng ] broad, vast, wide; building, house
    • [ bāo ] wrap, pack, bundle; package
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Example Words:
君子远庖厨 [ jūn yuàn páo chú ]: lit. a nobleman stays clear of the kitchen (idiom, from Mencius); fig. a nobleman who has seen a living animal cannot bear to see it die, hence he keeps away from the kitchen
庖厨 [ páo chú ]: kitchen; cook; chef
庖牺氏 [ páo shì ]: another name for 伏羲
越俎代庖 [ yuè dài páo ]: lit. to go beyond the sacrificial altar and take over the kitchen (idiom); fig. to exceed one's place and meddle in other people's affairs; to take matters into one's own hands
尸祝代庖 [ shī zhù dài páo ]: to perform a duty on behalf of another without authorization (idiom)
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