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:
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    • [ 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 brews his own beer at home.
Grapes play a crucial role in the wine-making process.