小吃 xiǎo chī: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

小吃 (xiǎo chī) English Meaning

  • snack
  • refreshments

Traditional Characters:  小吃

小 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

吃 forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

Corresponding Classifiers|Measure Words:

  • (jiā)

Sample Sentences

  • 我不太饿–来点小吃就够了。
    Wǒ bù tài è–lái diǎn xiǎochī jiù gòule.
    I’m not very hungry, a small snack is fine for me.
  • 我旅行时喜欢吃小吃而不吃正餐。
    Wǒ lǚxíng shí xǐhuān chī xiǎochī ér bù chī zhèngcān.
    I prefer to snack when I’m travelling rather than having a full meal.
  • 我们时间很紧,只好胡乱吃了顿小吃。
    Wǒmen shíjiān hěn jǐn, zhǐhǎo húluàn chīle dùn xiǎochī.
    We were in a hurry, so we had to make do with a quick snack.
  • 作为小吃,他们为我们提供了带奶酪涂层的水面饼干。
    Zuòwéi xiǎochī, tāmen wèi wǒmen tígōngle dài nǎilào tú céng de shuǐmiàn bǐnggān.
    As a snack, they offer us water biscuits with cheese spread.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

小 (xiǎo): small; tiny; few; young

  • (xiǎo): small

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

  • (kǒu): mouth
  • (qǐ): to beg

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 小

HSK 1 Word List

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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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