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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:
    食物 [ shí ]: food; Classifiers:
    零食 [ líng shí ]: between-meal nibbles; snacks
    饮食 [ yǐn shí ]: food and drink; diet
    废寝忘食 [ fèi qǐn wàng shí ]: to neglect sleep and forget about food (idiom); to skip one's sleep and meals; to be completely wrapped up in one's work
    素食 [ shí ]: vegetables; vegetarian food
  • Pinyin:

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