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English Definitionto suck; to take in
Simplified Script吸食
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧ ㄕˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kap1sik6
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
to breathe; to suck in; to absorb; to inhale
shíto eat; food; animal feed; eclipse

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
吸引xīyǐnto attract (interest, investment etc)
吸收xīshōuto absorb; to assimilate; to ingest; to recruit
吸烟xīyānto smoke
吸取xīqǔto absorb; to draw (a lesson, insight etc); to assimilate
吸毒xīdúto take drugs
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
零食língshíbetween-meal nibbles; snacks
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