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yòng to use / to employ / to have to / to eat or drink / expense or outlay / usefulness / hence / therefore
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])
xiāng fragrant / sweet smelling / aromatic / savory or appetizing / (to eat) with relish / (of sleep) sound / perfume or spice / joss or incense stick / CL:根[gen1]
shí to eat / food / animal feed / eclipse
cān meal / to eat / classifier for meals
to eat / (extended meaning) to endure / putrid smell / vegetables / roots (inextricably attached to the plant)
吃饭 chī fàn to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
bǎo to eat till full / satisfied
shí to nibble away at sth / to eat into / to erode
打底 to lay a foundation (also fig.) / to make a first sketch / to eat sth before drinking / to apply an undercoat
吃饱 chī bǎo to eat one's fill
用餐 yòng cān to eat a meal
进食 jìn shí to take a meal / to eat
吃喝玩乐 chī wán to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
吃掉 chī diào to eat up / to consume
狗粮 gǒu liáng dog food / (Internet slang) public display of affection (term used by singles 單身狗|单身狗[dan1 shen1 gou3] forced to "eat" it)
吃住 chī zhù food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
吃喝 chī to eat and drink / food and drink
张口 zhāng kǒu to open one's mouth (to eat, speak etc) / to gape / to start talking (esp. to make a request)
to eat / evening meal
偷吃 tōu chī to eat on the sly / to pilfer food / to be unfaithful
yòu urge to eat
食补 shí tonic food (food considered to be particularly healthful) / to eat such foods
食道 shí dào esophagus / the proper way to eat / food transportation route
采食 cǎi shí to forage / to gather for eating / to pick and eat
吃食 chī shí to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
暴饮暴食 bào yǐn bào shí to eat and drink unreasonably
尔虞我诈 ěr zhà lit. you hoodwink me and I cheat you (idiom); fig. mutual deception / each tries to outwit the other / dog eats dog and devil take the hindmost
下馆子 xià guǎn zi to eat out / to eat at a restaurant
吃软不吃硬 chī ruǎn chī yìng lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
dàn to eat / to taste / to entice (using bait)
解馋 jiě chán to eat to one's heart's content
果腹 guǒ to eat one's fill
尽饱 jìn bǎo to be stuffed to the gills / to eat to satiety
两全其美 liǎng quán měi to satisfy rival demands (idiom) / to get the best of both worlds / to have it both ways / to have one's cake and eat it too
暴食 bào shí to eat too much / to binge
白吃 bái chī to eat without paying / to eat for free
大饱口福 bǎo kǒu to eat one's fill / to have a good meal
说葡萄酸 shuō tao suān sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
打边炉 biān (Cantonese) to eat hot pot / hot pot
自食其力 shí lit. to eat off one's own strength (idiom) / fig. to stand on one's own feet / to earn one's own living
吃豆腐 chī dòu fu to eat tofu / to flirt / to tease
打游击 yóu to fight as a guerilla / (fig.) to live or eat at no fixed place
吃不上 chī bu shàng unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
大吃大喝 chī to eat and drink as much as one likes / to make a pig of oneself
食言 shí yán lit. to eat one's words / to break a promise / to go back on one's word / to renege / unsworn testimony
细嚼慢咽 jiáo màn yàn to eat slowly (idiom)
饱餐 bǎo cān to eat and eat / to stuff oneself
乱吃 luàn chī to eat indiscriminately
自食其果 shí guǒ to eat one's own fruit (idiom); fig. suffering the consequences of one's own action / to reap what one has sown
nǎng to stuff one's face / to eat greedily
吃不了兜着走 chī bu liǎo dōu zhe zǒu lit. if you can't eat it all, you'll have to take it home (idiom) / fig. you'll have to take the consequences
chuài (literary) to gnaw / to eat ravenously
自食恶果 shí è guǒ lit. to eat one's own bitter fruit (idiom) / fig. to suffer the consequences of one's own actions / to stew in one's own juice
用饭 yòng fàn to eat / to have a meal
饱餐一顿 bǎo cān dùn to eat one's fill / to be full
心急吃不了热豆腐 xīn chī bu liǎo dòu fu hasty men don't get to eat hot tofu (idiom) / one just has to be patient / haste will ruin everything
癞蛤蟆想吃天鹅肉 lài ma xiǎng chī tiān é ròu lit. the toad wants to eat swan meat (idiom) / fig. to try to punch above one's weight
吃不到葡萄说葡萄酸 chī dào tao shuō tao suān sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
开荤 kāi hūn to resume a meat diet / to eat meat again after a period of fasting / fig. novel experience
yàn to eat to the full
上馆子 shàng guǎn zi to eat out / to eat at a restaurant
吃喝拉撒睡 chī shuì to eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep / (fig.) the ordinary daily routine
兔子不吃窝边草 zi chī biān cǎo A rabbit doesn't eat the grass by its own burrow (idiom); One shouldn't do anything to harm one's neighbors.
吃着碗里,看着锅里 chī zhe wǎn , kàn zhe guō lit. eyeing what's in the pot as one eats from one's bowl (idiom) / not content with what one already has / (of men, typically) to have the wandering eye
吃香喝辣 chī xiāng lit. to eat delicious food and drink hard liquor (idiom) / fig. to live well
胡吃海喝 chī hǎi to eat and drink gluttonously / to pig out
吃白饭 chī bái fàn to eat plain rice / (fig.) to eat and not pay for it / to sponge off others / to freeload
shí "to eat" or "food" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 184)
吃馆子 chī guǎn zi to eat out / to eat at a restaurant
熟菜 shú cài cooked food (ready to eat)
吃皇粮 chī huáng liáng lit. to eat from government coffers / to serve as a government employee / to live off government money
率兽食人 shuài shòu shí rén lit. to lead beasts to eat the people (idiom); fig. tyrannical government oppresses the people
食不厌精,脍不厌细 shí yàn jīng , kuài yàn lit. to eat but finely ground grain and finely chopped meat (idiom, from Analects) / fig. to be fastidious about one's food
何不食肉糜 shí ròu lit. "Why don't they eat meat?" (said by Emperor Hui of Jin 晉惠帝|晋惠帝[Jin4 Hui4 di4] when told that his people didn't have enough rice to eat) / fig. (of people from higher class etc) to be oblivious to other people's plight
看菜吃饭 kān cài chī fàn to eat depending on the dish (idiom); fig. to act according to actual circumstances / to live within one's means
宵衣旰食 xiāo gàn shí to dress before light and not eat before dark (idiom) / diligently attending to official matters
又要马儿跑,又要马儿不吃草 yòu yào mǎr pǎo , yòu yào mǎr chī cǎo lit. you can't expect the horse to run fast but not let it graze (idiom) / fig. you can't have your cake and eat it, too
饱食终日,无所用心 bǎo shí zhōng , suǒ yòng xīn to eat three square meals a day and do no work (idiom) / to be sated with food and remain idle
to eat too much / to confer
chuáng to eat (archaic)
茹荤 hūn to eat meat
食不知味 shí zhī wèi lit. to eat without tasting the food / worried or downhearted (idiom)
看菜吃饭,量体裁衣 kān cài chī fàn , liáng cái eat depending on the dish, cut cloth according to the body (idiom); to fit the appetite to the dishes and the dress to the figure / to act according to actual circumstances / to live within one's means
扒搂 lōu to pile together / to cram food into one's mouth (with chopsticks) / to eat fast
食人 shí rén man-eating (beast) / to eat people / fig. to oppress the people
又想当婊子又想立牌坊 yòu xiǎng dāng biǎo zi yòu xiǎng pái fāng lit. to lead the life of a whore but still want a monument put up to one's chastity (idiom) / fig. to have bad intentions but still want a good reputation / to want to have one's cake and eat it too
吃粮不管事 chī liáng guǎn shì to eat without working (idiom) / to take one's pay and not care about the rest
吃熊心豹子胆 chī xióng xīn bào zi dǎn to eat bear heart and leopard gall (idiom) / to pluck up some courage
食肉寝皮 shí ròu qǐn to eat sb's flesh and sleep on their hide (idiom); to swear revenge on sb / implacable hatred / to have sb's guts for garters
含忍耻辱 hán rěn chǐ to eat humble pie / to accept humiliation / to turn the other cheek
大吃二喝 chī èr to eat and drink extravagantly / to binge
羹藜含糗 gēng hán qiǔ nothing but herb soup and dry provisions to eat (idiom); to survive on a coarse diet / à la guerre comme à la guerre
食荼卧棘 shí to eat bitter fruit and lie on thorns (idiom); to share the hard life of the common people
茹荤饮酒 hūn yǐn jiǔ to eat meat and drink wine
内用 nèi yòng to eat in (at a restaurant) (Tw) / to take the medicine orally
茹素 to eat a vegetarian diet
分餐 fēn cān separate meals / to eat individual meals (rather than taking one's food from plates served to everyone at the table)
吃不下 chī bu xià not feel like eating / be unable to eat any more
吃白食 chī bái shí to eat without paying / to freeload

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