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Meaning of 饮

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(Trad.: 飲)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (food) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] food; to eat
    • [ qiàn ] to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn
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  • Pinyin: yǐn

    English Definition: to drink
    Chinese Definition:
    ①喝,又特指喝酒:饮水思源。饮酒。饮泣(泪流满面,流到口里,形容悲哀到了极点)。饮鸩止渴。
    ②指可喝的东西:冷饮。饮料。饮食。
    ③中医汤剂的一种类型:香苏饮。饮子(不规定时间服用的汤剂)。
    ④中医学指体内水液传输不利停于腹腔或四肢的病症:痰饮。悬饮。溢饮。
    ⑤含忍:饮恨。饮誉(享有盛名,受到称赞)。
    ⑥隐没:饮羽。

    Example Words:
    饮食 yǐn shí food and drink; diet
    饮料 yǐn liào drink; beverage
    餐饮 cān yǐn food and beverage; catering; repast
    饮用 yǐn yòng drink; drinking or drinkable (water)
    饮酒 yǐn jiǔ to drink wine
    More: 饮* | *饮 | *饮*
  • Pinyin: yìn

    English Definition: to give (animals) water to drink
    Chinese Definition:
    ①把水给人或牲畜喝。[合]饮羊(指羊贩让羊多饮水,增加其体重以牟利。后引申为欺诈牟利);饮水(给牲口喝水);饮马长江(在长江边给战马喝水。指渡江南下进行征伐)。
    ②用酒食款待。[合]饮客(用酒食款待客人);饮劳(以酒食慰劳)。

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