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English Definitionto have a meal; to eat; to make a living
Simplified Script吃饭
Traditional Script吃飯
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄔ ㄈㄢˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hek3faan6
Part of Speech(动宾式) verb object
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic
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])
fànfood; cuisine; cooked rice; meal

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Words With Same Head Word    
吃惊chījīngto be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed
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    
晚饭wǎnfànevening meal; dinner; supper
米饭mǐfàn(cooked) rice
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