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“吃”的不同用法 (”chī” de bùtóng yòng fă) Different Usages of Chinese Character “eat”

Apr. 1, 2015

Chinese Character: 吃 (chī) Eat

拼音(pīnyīn) pin yin: chī

笔画(bĭhuà) number of strokes: 6

含义(hányì) meaning: eat

笔顺(bĭshùn) stroke order:

用法(yòng ) Usages:
1) eat; take
吃早饭(chī zăofàn): have breakfast
吃奶(chīnăi): take milk from mother
2) live off
吃父母(chī fùmŭ): live off one’s parents
坐山吃山(zuò shān chī shān): live off the mountains where your home is

3) suffer; bear

吃苦(chīkŭ): to suffer

吃不了兜着走(chī bù liăo dōu zhe zŏu): be unable to bear; put oneself in serious trouble

Others:

1) 吃穿(chīchuān) food and clothing

讲究吃穿(jiăngjiū chīchuān): be particular over one’s food and clothing

不愁吃穿(bù chóu chīchuān): not have to worry about food and clothing

2) 吃喝玩乐(chīhēwánlè): seek pleasure

Wŏmen nándào méiyŏu bĭ chīhēwánlè gèng gāo de rénshēng mùbiāo ma?
我们       难道      没有   比  吃喝玩乐      更   高   的    人生      目标     吗?

Can’t we have a higher aim in life than mere pleasure-seeking?

3) 吃亏(chīkuī) suffer losses

Tā jīngcháng chīkuī.
他     经常     吃亏。

He often suffers losses.

4) 吃闭门羹(chī bìméngēng) be denied entrance

Dēng mén bàifăng zuò xiāoshòu, chángcháng chī bìméngēng
登       门     拜访    做    销售,         常常       吃     闭门羹。

Those who pay a visit to do sales are often denied entrance.

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