燒 - Dong Chinese dictionary

shāo

burn

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
火 meaning component

  Meaning component

huǒ

  

fire

堯 sound component

  Sound component

yáo

  

legendary ancient emperor-sage

Evolution

燒 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
燒 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
燒 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

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shāo

burn; bake; heat; roast; to burn; to cook; to stew; to bake; to roast; to heat; to boil (tea, water etc); fever; to run a temperature; (coll.) to let things go to one's head

Most common words with 燒
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to burn

燃烧

to ignite

烧烤

barbecue

烧伤

burn (injury)

烧毁

to burn