炒 - Dong Chinese dictionary

chǎo

fry

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

少 sound component

  Sound component

shǎoshào

  

few

Evolution

炒 Bronze script Late Spring and Autumn (~500 BC)

Bronze script

Late Spring and Autumn (~500 BC)
炒 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

chǎo

fry, saute, roast, boil, cook; to sauté; to stir-fry; to speculate; to hype; to fire (sb)

Most common words with 炒
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to sauté

炒作

to hype

炒鱿鱼

to sack sb

炒股

(coll.) to speculate in stocks

炒饭

fried rice