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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])
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to beg; to request
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Example Words:
好吃 [ hǎo chī ]: tasty; delicious
好吃 [ hào chī ]: to be fond of eating; to be gluttonous
吃惊 [ chī jīng ]: to be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed
小吃 [ xiǎo chī ]: snack; refreshments; Classifiers:
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
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