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
I like to add some vinegar to my salad.
We chose sweet and sour fish for dinner today.
I love Chinese food, especially sweet and sour fish.
Using a bit of vinegar when washing your hair can make it soft.
This dish requires a touch of vinegar to enhance the flavor.