wok

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese (wok6), in Mandarin called: trad. , simpl. (pinyin: huò) or trad. , simpl. (pinyin: guō).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok (plural woks)

  1. A large, oriental, round-bottomed cooking pan.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

wok (third-person singular simple present woks, present participle woking, simple past and past participle woked)

  1. To prepare oriental cuisine using a wok.

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Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English work.

Verb[edit]

wok

  1. work

Tarao[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok

  1. pig (animal)

References[edit]

  • 1998, People of India: Manipur (results of the Anthropological Survey of India), page 272
  • 2001, Encyclopaedia of northeast India, volume 3 (ISBN 8170997909), page 230
  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar, page 117

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English work

Verb[edit]

wok intrans., transitive wokim

  1. to work, to labor
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:19 (translation here):
      Na bai yu wok hat tru long kisim kaikai bilong yu na tuhat bai i kamap long pes bilong yu. Na bai yu hatwok oltaim inap yu dai na yu go bek long graun. Long wanem, mi bin wokim yu long graun, na bai yu go bek gen long graun.”

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

wok

  1. work, job, employment
  2. obligation, duty


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