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Meaning of 吃

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Pinyin: chī
English Definition: to eat; to consume; to eat at (a cafeteria etc); to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])
Chinese Definition:
①把东西送进口中咽下,或依靠某种事物生活:吃饭。吃药。吃斋。
②消灭(多用于军事、棋奕):吃掉敌人一个连。
③吸:吃烟。
④感受:吃惊。吃紧。吃一堑,长(zhǎng)一智。
⑤挨:吃官司。
⑥承受,支持:吃不消。
⑦船身入水的深度:吃水深浅。
⑧被:吃那厮砍了一刀。
⑨说话结巴:口吃。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • to beg; to request
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 吃
Example Words:
吃力 [ chī ]: to entail strenuous effort; to toil at a task; strenuous; laborious; strain
吃苦 [ chī ]: to bear hardships
吃亏 [ chī kuī ]: to suffer losses; to come to grief; to lose out; to get the worst of it; to be at a disadvantage; unfortunately
小吃 [ xiǎo chī ]: snack; refreshments; Classifiers:
吃惊 [ chī jīng ]: to be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed
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