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Meaning of 烹

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Pinyin: pēng
English Definition: cooking method; to boil sb alive (capital punishment in imperial China)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
烹饪 [ pēng rèn ]: cooking; culinary arts
烹调 [ pēng tiáo ]: to cook; cooking
兔死狗烹 [ gǒu pēng ]: lit. to boil the hound once it caught the rabbit (idiom); fig. to get rid of sb once he has served his purpose
治大国若烹小鲜 [ zhì guó ruò pēng xiǎo xiān ]: ruling a large nation is like cooking a small delicacy (idiom); effective government requires minimal intervention
烹煮 [ pēng zhǔ ]: to cook; to boil
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