Meaning and pronunciation of 吃

Simplified/traditional character

Definition

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;

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.
  • 星期二同学请我去饭馆吃饭。
    Xīngqí'èr tóngxué qǐng wǒ qù fànguǎn chīfàn.

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