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English Definitionto eat (of bird or animal); to feed
See alsochīshi food; edibles
Simplified Script吃食
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔ ㄕˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hek3sik6
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])
shíto eat; food; animal feed; eclipse

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
吃惊chījīngto be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
伙食huǒshífood; meals
副食fùshínon-staple food
饮食yǐnshífood and drink; diet
偏食piānshípartial to (some kinds of food, usu. unhealthy); having likes and dislikes; partial eclipse
吸食xīshíto suck; to take in
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