吃 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

吃 in English

chī

  • to 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])

HSK levels

Components

  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (qǐ): to beg;

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : sound of giggling; see 呼哧[hu1 chi1];
  • : laugh at; jeer; scoff at; sneer at;
  • : ugly woman;
  • : to spread (fame); wield (pen);
  • : manjack or cordia (genus Cordia); flowering plants in the borage family (300 species of shrubs and trees)
  • : large wine jar;
  • : imbecile; sentimental; stupid; foolish; silly;
  • : discharge (rheum) from the mucous membranes of the eyes;
  • : to whip with bamboo strips;
  • : fine fibers of hemp; linen;
  • : ignorant; worm;
  • : dragon with horns not yet grown (in myth or heraldry); variant of 魑[chi1];
  • : mountain demon;
  • : scops owl;
  • : wood glue; sticky; bird-lime;

Sentences examples with 吃

  • 那些菜,我都喜欢吃。
    Nàxiē cài, wǒ dōu xǐhuān chī.
  • 他吃一点。
    Tā chī yīdiǎn.
  • 狗都太喜欢吃。
    Gǒu dōu tài xǐhuān chī.
  • 猫不吃苹果。
    Māo bù chī píngguǒ.
  • 我吃米饭,你呢?
    Wǒ chī mǐfàn, nǐ ne?

Words containing 吃, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (chī): to eat; to have one's meal; to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to exhaust

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

  • 吃亏 (chī kuī): to suffer losses; to come to grief; to lose out; to get the worst of it; to be at a disadvantage; unfortunately

HSK 6 vocabulary list