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Meaning of 炊

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Pinyin: chuī
English Definition: to cook food
Chinese Definition:
①烧火做饭:炊事。炊烟。巧妇难为无米之炊。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ qiàn ] to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn
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Example Words
炊烟 chuī yān smoke from kitchen chimneys
炊事员 chuī shì yuán cook; kitchen worker
炊事 chuī shì cooking
炊具 chuī cooking utensils; cookware; cooker
巧妇难为无米之炊 qiǎo nán wéi zhī chuī The cleverest housewife cannot cook without rice (idiom); You won't get anywhere without equipment.
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Example Sentences
1
She lived for her son, and her legacy was clear: a fat man who restlessly craved the attentions of beautiful women who could cook.
2
100
The houses are rented primarily as self-catering properties, and if you use all the available beds, they can work out costing €100 a night each.
3
In ancient times, people didn't cook on this day and only cold food was served.
4
Sichuan cuisine features a wide range of materials, various seasonings and different cooking techniques.
5
耀
With electricity erratic or even nonexistent, much of the city at night sinks intermittently into a darkness broken by cooking fires.