Meaning of 酿

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(Trad.: 釀)
Pinyin: niàng
English Definition: to ferment; to brew; to make honey (of bees); to lead to; to form gradually; wine; stuffed vegetables (cooking method)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wine) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yǒu ] wine; wine vessel; chemical
    • [ liáng ] good, virtuous, respectable
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Example Words
酝酿 yùn niàng (of alcohol) to ferment; (of a crisis) to be brewing; to mull over (an issue); to hold exploratory discussions
酿成 niàng chéng to form gradually; to lead to
酿酒 niàng jiǔ to brew wine
酿造 niàng zào to brew; to make (wine, vinegar, soybean paste etc) by fermentation
佳酿 jiā niàng excellent wine
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Example Sentences
He brewed beer for home use.
We often joke about that the Erguotou is the most patriotic wine it refuses to brew once outside of China.
They have brewed up some beer.
Or consider something inexpensive and consumable: jam you make at home, wine made in your garage, or cookies are all simple and genuine ways to share the holiday spirit without crossing any lines.
In some cases three or more families join together to buy the ingredients needed to brew ajon for the entire group.