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  • 1

    v.eat; take; drink; have

    • tā chī le yī gè píng guǒ

      一个苹果

      He ate an apple.

    • bù yào chī shēng lěng shí wù

      不要生冷食物

      Do not eat raw or cold foods.

    • wǒ chī de yǒu diǎn tài chēng le

      有点

      I am a bit too stuffed.

    • chī nǎi de hái zi

      孩子

      suckling child

  • 2

    v.suffer; bear; incur; stand

    • tā men yǐ jīng lián chī le hǎo jǐ cì bài zhàng le

      他们已经好几败仗

      They have lost several battles in a row.

    • tā zhè jǐ nián chī le bù shǎo kǔ tou

      苦头

      He's had a hard time these last few years.

    • méi shì wǒ chī de xiāo

      没事

      It's okay. I can handle it.

    • chī ěr guāng

      耳光

      get a slap in the face

  • 3

    v.exhaust; be a strain; consume

    • chī jìn

      energy consuming

    • chī lì

      energy consuming

  • 4

    v.absorb (liquid); soak/sponge up

    • zhè cài chī yóu

      This vegetable sucks up oil.

    • zhè kuài dì bù chī shuǐ

      This plot does not take in water.

  • 5

    v.wipe out; (mostly in war or a chess game) annihilate; destroy

    • chī duì fāng de wáng qí

      对方王棋

      take the opponent's king

    • chī diào dí rén yī gè tuán

      敌人

      annihilate an enemy regiment

  • 6

    v.live on (or off) something

    • zhè jǐ nián tā yī zhí zài chī lǎo běn

      一直老本

      He has been living on his laurels for years.

    • kào shān chī shān kào shuǐ chī shuǐ

      Mountaineers rely on the mountains, just like those by the waterside profit from water.

    • tā kào chī lì xī wéi chí shēng huó

      利息维持生活

      He lives on the interest.

  • 7

    v.grasp; understand; accept; comprehend

    • tā de xīn si wǒ chī bù zhǔn

      心思

      I'm not sure what's in his mind.

  • 8

    adj.stammer

    • kǒu chī

      stammer

Words and phrases with 吃

  • 吃苦
    [word]suffer
  • 吃紧
    [word]be critical; important
  • 吃得开
    [word]be popular
  • 吃饱喝足
    [word]eat and drink one's fill
  • 吃重
    [word]onerous; energy consuming
  • 吃货
    [word]good for nothing; foodie
  • 吃粮
    [word]join the army
  • 吃口
    [word]mouths to feed; taste of food in the mouth
  • 吃荤
    [word]eat meat; extort
  • 吃苦耐劳
    [idiom]struggle on through hardship
  • 吃吃喝喝
    [idiom]indulge oneself in eating and drinking
  • 吃大锅饭
    [idiom]eat in the cafeteria the same as everyone else; get the same reward or pay regardless of one's performance in work
  • 吃喝玩乐
    [idiom]eat, drink, and be merry
  • 吃喝嫖赌
    [idiom]indulge in eating, drinking, gambling and frequenting brothels—lead a dissipated life
  • 吃里扒外
    [idiom]same as 吃里爬外

Similar-form characters to 吃

Chinese Characters with pinyin chī

  • idiotic; crazy
  • sneer
  • sound of ripping or tittering
  • stupid
  • beat with a cane