bao1
to sauté; to fry; to dry by heating

pao2
to prepare herbal medicine by roasting or parching (in a pan)

pao4
cannon; firecracker

pao4
variant of 炮

strokes 9
radical
strokes after radical 5
八二三炮战 八二三砲戰 ba1 er4 san1 pao4 zhan4
bombardment of Kinmen by PRC forces that started August 23rd 1958, also called second Taiwan strait crisis

鞭炮 鞭炮 bian1 pao4
firecrackers; string of small firecrackers

长枪短炮 長槍短炮 chang2 qiang1 duan3 pao4
camera (jocular)

打横炮 打橫炮 da3 heng2 pao4
speak unwarrantedly

打炮 打炮 da3 pao4
to open fire with artillery; to set off firecrackers; to make one's stage debut; (slang) to have sex; to masturbate

打野炮 打野炮 da3 ye3 pao4
(slang) to have sex outdoors or in a public place

大沽口炮台 大沽口砲臺 da4 gu1 kou3 pao4 tai2
Taku Forts, maritime defense works in Tianjin dating back to the Ming dynasty, playing a prominent role during the Opium Wars (1839-1860)

大沽炮台 大沽砲臺 da4 gu1 pao4 tai2
Taku Forts, maritime defense works in Tianjin dating back to the Ming dynasty, playing a prominent role during the Opium Wars (1839-1860)

大炮 大砲 da4 pao4
big gun; cannon; artillery; one who talks big; trad. form 大炮 also used

大炮打蚊子 大炮打蚊子 da4 pao4 da3 wen2 zi5
cannon fire to hit a mosquito; to use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

低音炮 低音炮 di1 yin1 pao4
subwoofer

第一炮 第一炮 di4 yi1 pao4
(fig.) opening shot

丢轮扯炮 丟輪扯砲 diu1 lun2 che3 pao4
lose a wheel, tear at the gun (idiom); flustered and confused in a panic

放鞭炮 放鞭炮 fang4 bian1 pao4
to set off firecrackers

放大炮 放大炮 fang4 da4 pao4
to talk big; to shoot one's mouth off

放空炮 放空炮 fang4 kong1 pao4
(lit.) to fire blank shots; (fig.) to be all talk and no action; to shoot one's mouth off; to make empty promises

放马后炮 放馬後炮 fang4 ma3 hou4 pao4
to fire after the horse has bolted (idiom); to act too late to be effective

佛朗机炮 佛朗機炮 fo2 lang3 ji1 pao4
Western (or Western-style) cannon of the Ming era

高射炮 高射炮 gao1 she4 pao4
anti-aircraft gun

号炮 號砲 hao4 pao4
signaling cannon fire

虎蹲炮 虎蹲砲 hu3 dun1 pao4
a short-barreled mortar; an ancient catapult

花炮 花炮 hua1 pao4
firecracker

火箭炮 火箭炮 huo3 jian4 pao4
rocket artillery

火炮 火炮 huo3 pao4
cannon; gun; artillery

火炮 火砲 huo3 pao4
cannon; gun; artillery

机关炮 機關炮 ji1 guan1 pao4
machine cannon; machine-gun cannon

加农炮 加農炮 jia1 nong2 pao4
cannon (loanword)

开门炮 開門砲 kai1 men2 pao4
firecrackers to open the door on the New Year

开炮 開砲 kai1 pao4
to open fire

空中炮舰 空中砲艦 kong1 zhong1 pao4 jian4
helicopter gunship

礼炮 禮炮 li3 pao4
gun salute (e.g. 21-gun salute); salvo

礼炮号 禮炮號 li3 pao4 hao4
Salyut (salute), Russian spacecraft series

连珠炮 連珠砲 lian2 zhu1 pao4
in quick-fire succession

榴弹炮 榴彈炮 liu2 dan4 pao4
howitzer

马后炮 馬後炮 ma3 hou4 pao4
lit. firing after the horse; fig. belated action; giving advice in hindsight

马后炮 馬後砲 ma3 hou4 pao4
lit. firing after the horse; fig. belated action; giving advice in hindsight

娘炮 娘炮 niang2 pao4
(slang) effeminate man; sissy; effeminate

鸟枪换炮 鳥槍換炮 niao3 qiang1 huan4 pao4
bird shotgun replaced by cannon (idiom); equipment improved enormously

弩炮 弩砲 nu3 pao4
catapult; ballista (siege catapult firing stone blocks)

排炮 排炮 pai2 pao4
to fire a salvo; broadside; cannonade

迫击炮 迫擊炮 pai3 ji1 pao4
mortar (weapon)

炮烙 炮烙 pao2 lao4
the hot pillar (ancient Chinese torture instrument)

炮炼 炮煉 pao2 lian4
to parch and refine medicinal herbs

炮制 炮製 pao2 zhi4
to concoct; to invent; to fabricate; to produce; to process; processing and curing (Chinese medicine)

炮兵 炮兵 pao4 bing1
artillery soldier; gunner

炮弹 炮彈 pao4 dan4
artillery shell

炮耳 炮耳 pao4 er3
trunnion; protrusions on either side of a cannon facilitating mounting and vertical pivot

炮儿局 炮兒局 pao4 er5 ju2
police station (Beijing slang)

炮轰 炮轟 pao4 hong1
to bombard; to bomb; (fig.) to criticize; to roast

炮轰 砲轟 pao4 hong1
to bombard; to bomb; trad. also written 炮轟

炮灰 炮灰 pao4 hui1
cannon fodder

炮火 炮火 pao4 huo3
artillery barrage; gunfire

炮火连天 砲火連天 pao4 huo3 lian2 tian1
cannon firing for days on end (idiom); enveloped in the flames of war

炮击 炮擊 pao4 ji1
to shell; to bombard; bombardment

炮击 砲擊 pao4 ji1
to shell; to bombard; bombardment

炮舰 炮艦 pao4 jian4
gunship

炮舰 砲艦 pao4 jian4
gunboat; gunship

炮钎 炮釺 pao4 qian1
a drill; a hammer drill for boring through rock; same as 釺子|钎子

炮手 砲手 pao4 shou3
gunner; artillery crew

炮塔 炮塔 pao4 ta3
gun turret

炮台 砲臺 pao4 tai2
fort; battery

炮艇 砲艇 pao4 ting3
gunboat

炮响 砲響 pao4 xiang3
sound of gunfire; fig. news of momentous events

炮友 炮友 pao4 you3
fuck buddy; friend with benefits

枪炮 槍砲 qiang1 pao4
firearm

燃放鞭炮 燃放鞭炮 ran2 fang4 bian1 pao4
to set off fire crackers

如法炮制 如法炮製 ru2 fa3 pao2 zhi4
lit. to follow the recipe (idiom); fig. to follow a set pattern

三皇炮捶 三皇炮捶 san1 huang2 pao4 chui2
Paochui - "Three Emperor Cannon Punch" (Chinese Martial Art)

野炮 野炮 ye3 pao4
field artillery

一炮打响 一炮打響 yi1 pao4 da3 xiang3
to win instant success (idiom); to start off successfully

一炮而红 一炮而紅 yi1 pao4 er2 hong2
to win instant success (idiom); to become an instant hit

约炮 約炮 yue1 pao4
(slang) to hook up for a one night stand; booty call

重炮 重砲 zhong4 pao4
heavy artillery

子母炮弹 子母炮彈 zi3 mu3 pao4 dan4
artillery cluster bomb