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Meaning of 食

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  • Pinyin: shí

    English Definition: to eat; food; animal feed; eclipse
    Chinese Definition:
    ①吃:食肉。食欲。
    ②吃的东西:食品。粮食。零食。丰衣足食。
    ③俸禄:“君子谋道不谋食”。
    ④日月亏缺或完全不见的现象:日食。月食。

    Example Words:
    食品 shí pǐn foodstuff; food; provisions; Classifiers:
    食物 shí food; Classifiers:
    饮食 yǐn shí food and drink; diet
    食堂 shí táng dining hall; Classifiers:
    食用 shí yòng food product; to use as food; edible
    More: 食* | *食 | *食*
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to feed (a person or animal)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①拿东西给人吃:食母(乳母)。
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