"吃" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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Mandarin chī; jí
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Results for 吃
 chī variant of 吃[chi1]
 jí stammer
Results beginning with 吃
 chī fàn to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
 chī jīng to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
 chī wán to finish eating
 chī kuī to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately
 chī hē to eat and drink / food and drink
 chī lì to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain
 chī diào to eat up / to consume
 chī yào to take medicine
 chī kǔ to bear hardships
 chī cù to feel jealous
 chī bǎo to eat one's fill
 chī ròu to eat meat
 chī rén exploitative / oppressive
 chī xiāng popular / in demand / well regarded
 chī fǎ way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked
 chī sù to be a vegetarian
 chī nǎi to suck the breast (for milk)
 chī jǐn in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important
 chī shi food / edibles
 chī shí to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
 chī shuǐ drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
穿 chī chuān food and clothing
 chī huài to get sick because of bad food
 chī zhāi to abstain from eating meat / to be a vegetarian
 chī bù to catch on cloth (e.g. of a zip fastener)
 chī dāo penetration of a cutting tool
 chī huò chowhound / foodie / a good-for-nothing
 chī qǐng to be a guest at a dinner party / to be wined and dined (as a bribe)
 chī wèi to be jealous / to envy
 chī xiàng table manners
 chī yóu (of food) to absorb oil / (of a vehicle) to guzzle fuel
 chī zhòng (of a role) arduous / important / (a vehicle's) loading capacity
 chī zhù food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
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 chī bu xiāo to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
 chī bu xià not feel like eating / be unable to eat any more
 chī dòu fu to eat tofu / to flirt / to tease
 chī bu shàng unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
 chī cuò yào (lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
 chī kǔ tou to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers
 chī ruǎn fàn to live off a woman
 chī de kāi to be popular / to be getting on well / much in demand
 chī guān sī to face legal action / to get sued
 chī de xiāo to be able to endure (exertion, fatigue etc) / to be able to afford
 chī dòu dòu see 吃豆人[chi1 dou4 ren2]
 chī bu zhù to be unable to bear or support
 chī xián fàn to live as a parasite / doing nothing to earn one's keep
 chī huáng liáng lit. to eat from government coffers / to serve as a government employee / to live off government money
 chī bu kāi be unpopular / won't work
 chī bái fàn to eat plain rice / (fig.) to eat and not pay for it / to sponge off others / to freeload
 chī bái shí to eat without paying / to freeload
 chī bu fú not be accustomed to eating sth / not be used to certain food
 chī bu lái to be unaccustomed to certain food / to not be keen on certain food
 chī bù zhǔn to be unsure about a matter / to be uncertain / to be unable to make sense of sth
 chī dà hù to plunder the homes of the wealthy for food (in times of famine) / (of sb who has no income) to rely on others / to demand a "contribution" or "loan" from a business or wealthy individual
 chī dà kuī to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
 chī dào bǎo all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
 chī de zhù to be able to bear / to be able to support
 chī dòu rén Pac-Man (computer game)
 chī gān fàn (coll.) to be incompetent / useless / good-for-nothing
 chī guǎn zi to eat out / to eat at a restaurant
 chī kòng è to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
 chī kòng xiǎng to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
 chī láo fàn to do prison time (Tw)
 chī luó sī (of an actor, announcer etc) to stumble over words (Tw)
 chī qiāng yào (lit.) to have swallowed gunpowder / (fig.) to be ablaze with anger / ornery / snappy
 chī xián fàn to live as a parasite / doing nothing to earn one's keep
 chī xiǎo zào to be given special treatment / to be treated in a favored way
 chī yā dàn (fig.) to score 0 (on a test, in competition etc)
 chī kǔ nài láo hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
 chī hē wán lè to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
 chī bì mén gēng to be refused entrance (idiom) / to find the door closed
 chī yǎ ba kuī to be forced to suffer in silence / unable to speak of one's bitter suffering
 chī lǐ pá wài to work against the interests of sb one derives support from / to double-cross one's employer / to bite the hand that feeds you
 chī bǎo chēng zhe having nothing better to do
 chī bà wáng cān to dine and dash / to leave without paying
 chī hē piáo dǔ to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation
 chī hòu huǐ yào (fig.) to regret (doing sth)
 chī kuī shàng dàng to be taken advantage of
 chī nǎi zhī lì all one's strength
 chī ná qiǎ yào dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes / all kinds of abuse of power
 chī qīng chūn fàn to make the most of one's youthfulness in one's choice of employment (e.g. modeling)
 chī xiāng hē là lit. to eat delicious food and drink hard liquor (idiom) / fig. to live well
 chī lì bù tǎo hǎo arduous and thankless task (idiom) / strenuous and unrewarding
 chī liáng bù guǎn shì to eat without working (idiom) / to take one's pay and not care about the rest
 chī fàn huáng dì dà eating comes first, then comes everything else (idiom) (Tw)
 chī hē lā sā shuì to eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep / (fig.) the ordinary daily routine
 chī jiǎo zi lǎo hu slot machine
 chī le dìng xīn wán to feel reassured
 chī nǎi de lì qi all one's strength
 chī nǎi de qì lì utmost effort
 chī ruǎn bù chī yìng lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
 chī yìng bù chī ruǎn susceptible to force but not persuasion
 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
 chī bǎo le fàn chēng de having nothing better to do / see 吃飽撐著|吃饱撑着
 chī rén bù tǔ gǔ tóu ruthless / vicious and greedy
 chī xióng xīn bào zi dǎn to eat bear heart and leopard gall (idiom) / to pluck up some courage
 chī shuǐ bù wàng jué jǐng rén Drinking the water of a well, one should never forget who dug it. (idiom)
 chī shuǐ bù wàng wā jǐng rén see 吃水不忘掘井人[chi1 shui3 bu4 wang4 jue2 jing3 ren2]
 chī yī qiàn , zhǎng yī zhì Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom) / One only learns from one's mistakes.
 chī bù dào pú tao shuō pú tao suān sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
 chī zhe wǎn lǐ , kàn zhe guō lǐ 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
 chī zhe wǎn lǐ , qiáo zhe guō lǐ see 吃著碗裡,看著鍋裡|吃着碗里,看着锅里[chi1 zhe5 wan3 li3 , kan4 zhe5 guo1 li3]
 chī dé kǔ zhōng kǔ , fāng wéi rén shàng rén one cannot achieve glory and wealth without having been through trials and tribulations (proverb) / no pain, no gain
 chī rén jiā de zuǐ ruǎn , ná rén jiā de shǒu duǎn lit. the mouth that has been fed by others is soft, the hand that has received doesn't reach (idiom) / fig. one is partial to those from whom presents have been accepted
 hǎo chī tasty / delicious
 hào chī to be fond of eating / to be gluttonous
 xiǎo chī snack / refreshments / CL:家[jia1]
 dà chī to gorge oneself / to pig out
 kǒu chī to stammer / to stutter / also pr. [kou3 ji2]
 tān chī gluttonous / voracious
 bái chī to eat without paying / to eat for free
 nán chī unpalatable
 kě chī edible
 cèng chī to freeload for food
 líng chī (coll.) snack food
 luàn chī to eat indiscriminately
 měng chī to gobble up / to gorge oneself on (food)
 tǎo chī to beg for food
 tōu chī to eat on the sly / to pilfer food / to be unfaithful
 tūn chī to devour
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 xiǎo chī diàn snack bar / lunch room / CL:家[jia1]
 gǒu chī shǐ to fall flat on one's face (vulgar)
 hé chī zú lit. joint eaters / a restaurant social gathering, esp. organized online among strangers
 hēi chī hēi (of a villain) to do the dirty on another villain
 màn màn chī Enjoy your meal! / Bon appetit!
使 shǐ chī jīng astonish / surprise
 shì chī pǐn food sample
 tān chī guǐ glutton / chowhound
 tān chī zhě glutton
 dà chī yī jīng to have a surprise (idiom) / shocked or startled / gobsmacked
 shěng chī jiǎn yòng to live frugally / to economize on food and clothing / to scrimp and save
 zhēng fēng chī cù to rival sb for the affection of a man or woman / to be jealous of a rival in a love affair
 zì tǎo kǔ chī to ask for trouble (idiom) / to make a rod for one's own back
 hào chī lǎn zuò happy to partake but not prepared to do any work (idiom) / all take and no give
 yín chī mǎo liáng lit. eating away next year's food in advance / fig. to dip into the next month's check / live now, pay later
 kān cài chī fàn to eat depending on the dish (idiom) / fig. to act according to actual circumstances / to live within one's means
 bái chī bái hē to freeload
 cèng chī cèng hē to cadge a meal
 dà chī dà hē to eat and drink as much as one likes / to make a pig of oneself
 dà chī èr hē to eat and drink extravagantly / to binge
 dà chī kǔ tou to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers
 dà chī tè chī to gorge oneself with food
 duō chī duō zhàn taking or eating more than one's due (idiom) / greedy and selfish
 fēn zào chī fàn "meals prepared at separate stoves", slogan of the program of fiscal decentralization that began in the 1980s in the PRC
 hú chī hǎi hē to eat and drink gluttonously / to pig out
 hú chī hǎi sāi to stuff oneself with food
 lǐ jiào chī rén sufferings brought about by Confucian ethics
 lìng rén chī jīng to shock / to amaze
穿 méi chī méi chuān to be without food or clothing (idiom) / to be very poor
 ruǎn yìng bù chī unmoved by force or persuasion
 zì zhǎo kǔ chī to bring trouble on oneself
 zuò chī xiǎng fú vegetative existence / to consume passively without doing anything useful
 bù shì chī sù de not to be trifled with / to be reckoned with
 huí jiā chī zì jǐ (coll.) (Tw) to get sacked / to be fired
 lǎo niú chī nèn cǎo lit. an old cow eats young grass (idiom) / fig. a May-December relationship / a romance where the man is significantly older than the woman
 yǎ ba chī huáng lián no choice but to suffer in silence (idiom) / also written 啞巴吃黃連|哑巴吃黄连 / (often precedes 有苦說不出|有苦说不出[you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1])
 yǎ ba chī huáng lián no choice but to suffer in silence (idiom) / also written 啞巴吃黃蓮|哑巴吃黄莲 / (often precedes 有苦說不出|有苦说不出[you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1])
 gǒu gǎi bù liǎo chī shǐ lit. a dog can't stop himself from eating shit (idiom) / fig. bad habits are hard to change
 yǎn jing chī bīng qí lín (slang) (Tw) to be checking out the hotties
 yī kǒu chī ge pàng zi lit. to want to get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. to try to achieve one's goal in the shortest time possible / to be impatient for success
 hǎo hàn bù chī yǎn qián kuī a wise man knows better than to fight when the odds are against him (idiom)
 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo lit. a good horse doesn't come back to the same pasture (idiom) / fig. one should not go back to one's past experiences (of love, job etc)
 hào qí huì chī kǔ tou de Curiosity killed the cat.
 huò bǐ sān jiā bù chī kuī shop around first and you won't get ripped off (idiom)
 huò wèn sān jiā bù chī kuī see 貨比三家不吃虧|货比三家不吃亏[huo4 bi3 san1 jia1 bu4 chi1 kui1]
 jìng jiǔ bù chī chī fá jiǔ to refuse a toast only to be forced to drink a forfeit / fig. to hesitate to do sth until forced to do even more
 tù zi bù chī wō biān cǎo A rabbit doesn't eat the grass by its own burrow (idiom) / One shouldn't do anything to harm one's neighbors.
 yī gū jie r de líng chī to snack in dribs and drabs
 yī kǒu chī bù chéng pàng zi lit. you cannot get fat with only one mouthful (proverb) / fig. learn to walk before you run
 lài há ma xiǎng chī tiān é ròu lit. the toad wants to eat swan meat (idiom) / fig. to try to punch above one's weight
 xiǎo dòng bù bǔ dà dòng chī kǔ A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom) / a stitch in time saves nine
 xīn jí chī bu liǎo rè dòu fu hasty men don't get to eat hot tofu (idiom) / one just has to be patient / haste will ruin everything
 bù gān bù jìng , chī le méi bìng a little dirt never killed anybody (proverb) / a couple of germs won't do you any harm
 kān cài chī fàn , liáng tǐ cái yī 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
 kào shān chī shān , kào shuǐ chī shuǐ lit. the mountain dweller lives off the mountain, the shore dweller lives off the sea (idiom) / fig. to make the best use of local resources / to exploit one's position to advance oneself / to find one's niche / to live off the land
 xiǎo dòng bù dǔ , dà dòng chī kǔ A small hole not plugged will make you suffer a big hole (idiom) / A stitch in time saves nine.
 yǎ ba chī huáng lián , yǒu kǔ shuō bu chū to be forced to suffer in silence (idiom) / unable to speak of one's bitter suffering / sometimes written 啞子吃黃連,有苦說不出|哑子吃黄连,有苦说不出
 yòu yào mǎ r hǎo , yòu yào mǎ r bù chī cǎo see 又要馬兒跑,又要馬兒不吃草|又要马儿跑,又要马儿不吃草[you4 yao4 ma3 r5 pao3 , you4 yao4 ma3 r5 bu4 chi1 cao3]
 yòu yào mǎ r pǎo , yòu yào mǎ r bù 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
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