Meaning of 烹

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Pinyin: pēng
English Definition: cooking method; to boil sb alive (capital punishment in imperial China)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
烹饪 pēng rèn cooking; culinary arts
烹调 pēng tiáo to cook; cooking
烹煮 pēng zhǔ to cook; to boil
兔死狗烹 gǒu pēng lit. to boil the hound once it caught the rabbit (idiom); fig. to get rid of sb once he has served his purpose
烹茶 pēng chá to brew tea
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Example Sentences
We need more oil to cook dinner.
Peanut oil is used for cooking and in many skincare products.
The lecture is about the exploration of Chinese culinary techniques.
The dishes he prepares hide a complex culinary skill.
Corn kernels of different sizes can be used for different cooking methods.