Meaning of 烫

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(Trad.: 燙)
Pinyin: tàng
English Definition: to scald; to burn (by scalding); to blanch (cooking); to heat (sth) up in hot water; to perm; to iron; scalding hot
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tāng ] soup, gravy, broth; hot water
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
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Example Words
滚烫 gǔn tàng boiling; scalding
烫伤 tàng shāng to scald
发烫 tàng burning hot
烫发 tàng perm (hairstyle)
火烫 huǒ tàng burning hot; fiery; to have one's hair permed with hot curling tongs
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Example Sentences
You can try some spicy hotchpotch.
This bowl of soup is too hot, I can't eat it.
There are many delicious foods in the north, such as roast duck and spicy hot pot.