YellowBridge Chinese Language & Culture
Chinese Language Center

Learn Mandarin Mandarin-English Dictionary & Thesaurus

New Search

English Definitionto be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed
Simplified Script吃惊
Traditional Script吃驚
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔ ㄐㄧㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hek3ging1
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
chīto 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])
jīngto startle; to be frightened; to be scared

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
吃饭chīfànto have a meal; to eat; to make a living
吃苦chīkǔto bear hardships
吃力chīlìto entail strenuous effort; to toil at a task; strenuous; laborious; strain
吃亏chīkuīto suffer losses; to come to grief; to lose out; to get the worst of it; to be at a disadvantage; unfortunately
吃喝玩乐chīhē wánlèto eat, drink and be merry (idiom); to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
Words With Same Tail Word    
震惊zhènjīngto shock; to astonish
夜惊yèjīngnight terror; sleep terror
大惊dàjīngwith great alarm
Derived Words or Phrases    
Similar-sounding Words    
Wildcard: Use * as placeholder for 0 or more
Chinese characters or pinyin syllables