Meaning of 熬

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Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ áo ] to ramble, to play about; leisurely; surname
    • [ huǒ ] fire
  • Pinyin: áo

    English Definition: to cook on a slow fire; to extract by heating; to decoct; to endure
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    熬夜 [ áo ]: to stay up late or all night
    媳妇熬成婆 [ áo chéng ]: lit. even a submissive daughter-in-law will one day become a domineering mother-in-law (idiom); fig. the oppressed will become the oppressor; what goes around comes around
    煎熬 [ jiān áo ]: to suffer; to torture; to torment; ordeal; suffering; torture; torment
    熬出头 [ áo chū tóu ]: to break clear of all the troubles and hardships; to achieve success; to make it
    熬更守夜 [ áo gēng shǒu ]: to stay up through the night (idiom)
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  • Pinyin: āo

    English Definition: to boil; to simmer
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    熬稃 [ āo ]: puffed grain; popped wheat; popcorn
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