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Meaning of 炮

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ bāo ] wrap, pack, bundle; package
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  • Pinyin: pào

    English Definition: cannon; Classifiers: ; firecracker
    Chinese Definition:
    ①重型武器的一类,有迫击炮、高射炮、火箭炮等:炮兵。炮弹。
    ②爆竹:鞭炮。花炮。
    ③爆破土石等在凿的眼内装进炸药后称“炮”。

    Example Words:
    鞭炮 [ biān pào ]: firecrackers; string of small firecrackers; Classifiers:
    炮弹 [ pào dàn ]: artillery shell; Classifiers:
    大炮 [ pào ]: big gun; cannon; artillery; one who talks big; trad. form 大炮 also used; Classifiers:
    炮火 [ pào huǒ ]: artillery barrage; gunfire
    炮兵 [ pào bīng ]: artillery soldier; gunner
  • Pinyin: bāo

    English Definition: to sauté; to fry; to dry by heating
    Chinese Definition:
    ①把物品放在器物上烘烤或焙:把湿衣服搁在热炕上炮干。
    ②一种烹调方法,在旺火上急炒:炮羊肉。

  • Pinyin: páo

    English Definition: to prepare herbal medicine by roasting or parching (in a pan)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①烧:炮炙。炮烙。炮制。
    Example Words:
    如法炮制 [ páo zhì ]: lit. to follow the recipe (idiom); fig. to follow a set pattern
    炮烙 [ páo lào ]: the hot pillar (ancient Chinese torture instrument)
    炮炼 [ páo liàn ]: to parch and refine medicinal herbs
    炮制 [ páo zhì ]: to concoct; to invent; to fabricate; to produce; to process; processing and curing (Chinese medicine)
    授意炮制 [ shòu páo zhì ]: to instruct sb. in concocting (sth.) (idiom)
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