Meaning of 炊

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Pinyin: chuī
English Definition: to cook food
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ 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
The village, the curl of smoke is rising.