Meaning and pronunciation of 吃

Simplified/traditional character
chī (chi1)

Definition:

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:

1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Components:

  • 口 (kǒu): mouth
  • 乞 (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 words level 1

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

HSK words level 2

  • (hǎochī) : tasty; delicious

HSK words level 4

  • (chījīng) : to be startled; to be shocked; to be amazed
  • (xiǎochī) : snack; refreshments; CL:家[jia1]

HSK words level 5

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

HSK words level 6

  • (chīkǔ) : to bear; hardships
  • (chīlì) : entail strenuous effort; be a strain

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