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吃 chī: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

吃 (chī) English Meaning

  • to eat
  • to consume
  • to eat at (a cafeteria, etc.)
  • to eradicate
  • to destroy
  • to absorb
  • to suffer
  • to stammer (Taiwan pronunciation for this sense is jí)

Traditional Character:

This character forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 我喜欢吃。
    Wǒ xǐhuān chī.
    I like to eat.
  • 请吃点菜。
    Qǐng chī diǎn cài.
    Please eat something.
  • 我想吃
    Wǒ xiǎng chī
    I would like to eat.
  • 你想吃吗?
    Nǐ xiǎng chī ma?
    Do you want to eat?
  • 我吃面包。
    I eat bread.
    Wǒ chī miànbāo.
  • 我不想吃。
    Wǒ bùxiǎng chī.
    I don’t want to eat.

Stroke Order & Character Components

吃 (chī): to eat; to consume; to eat at (a cafeteria, etc.); to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to stammer; Taiwan pronunciation for this sense is jí

  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (qǐ): to beg

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 吃

HSK 1 Word List

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

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word 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 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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