Meaning of 醋

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English Definition: vinegar; jealousy (in love rivalry)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Ideographic: Aged wine ; wine gone sour
Character Formation:
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    • [ yǒu ] wine; wine vessel; chemical
    • [ ] past, former; ancient
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Example Words
吃醋 chī to feel jealous
油盐酱醋 yóu yán jiàng (lit.) oil, salt, soy sauce and vinegar; (fig.) the trivia of everyday life
醋酸 suān acetic acid (CH3COOH); acetate
醋意 jealousy (in love rivalry)
添油加醋 tiān yóu jiā lit. to add oil and vinegar; fig. adding details while telling a story (to make it more interesting)
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Example Sentences
Over time, a discovery was made that by rolling the fish in rice that had been soaked in vinegar the fish was fermented in a matter of days rather than months.
He acted out of jealousy.
They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.
But before you opt for south of the border fare without flair, consider this: Two of the product\'s ingredients, vinegar and salt, in combination seem to cause a reaction that cleans the pennies.
It's perfectly doable but not for beginners, especially as there's no salt or vinegar to help preservation.