chǎo
v. to stir-fry; (dialect) to fire, to dismiss sb. from job
Other meanings
[chǎo]   v. to speculate (stock); to boost through media coverage, to expose (scandal)
    Fire
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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chǎo cài
n. stir-fried dish
鱿
chǎo yóu yú
phr. dismiss somebody from office, fire somebody
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tā gōng zuò shí jiān wán diàn nǎo yóu xì , bèi láo bán chǎo le .
phr. He was fired by the boss because he played computer games during work time.
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tā gōng zuò tài tuō tà , bèi láo bán chǎo le .
phr. He is so laggard in his work that he was fired by the boss.
qīng jiāo chǎo niú ròu
nphr. fried beef with pepper
chǎo guō
n. wok or pan used for stir-frying food