The prototype and extended meanings of Chinese verb ‘炒’ From the perspective of cognitive linguistics, this paper analyzes the prototypical meaning currently actually used for the Chinese culinary verb ‘炒’ and the expanded meaning through conceptual metaphors through conceptual hybrid theory.
Through the corpus, you can see that the Chinese culinary verb ‘炒’ is expanded from the original meaning of cooking to ‘to speculate’, ‘to manipulate’, ‘to fire’, and ‘to expose’. there was. This tendency of extended meaning has mostly negative colors, and it can be found that it becomes a vocabulary. In addition, this aspect of meaning expansion is synchronized through interaction with social and cultural changes, and shows a trend of expanding into an abstract and pragmatic meaning.
I hope that it will be helpful in teaching Chinese by looking at the expanded meaning and aspect of the Chinese culinary verb ‘炒’, which is actually used now.