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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 口人弓 (RON), four-corner 68017, composition)

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ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 174, character 17
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3280
  • Dae Jaweon: page 387, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 579, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+5403

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.
Stroke order
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Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (吃), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 迄
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 居乙切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɨt̚/ /ki̯ət̚/ /kiət̚/ /kɨt̚/ /kɨt̚/ /kĭət̚/ /kiət̚/

VerbEdit

  1. to eat
    耶和華告訴赤身露體莫非吩咐不可果子 [MSC, trad.]
    耶和华告诉赤身露体莫非吩咐不可果子 [MSC, simp.]
    Yēhéhuá shuō, shéi gàosù nǐ chìshēnlùtǐ ne? Mòfēi nǐ chī le wǒ fēnfù nǐ bùkě chī de nà shù shàng de guǒzi ma? [Pinyin]
    And he (Yehova) said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
    喜欢 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    Tā hěn xǐhuān chīfàn. [Pinyin]
    He loves to eat.
    [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    chīfàn le ma? [Pinyin]
    Have you eaten? (also a greeting)
    [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    chī guò fàn ma? [Pinyin]
    Have you eaten? (also a greeting)
    没有 [MSC, trad. and simp.]
    chīfàn le mòyǒu? [Pinyin]
    Have you eaten? (also a greeting)
    𠲎 [Shanghainese, trad. and simp.]
    Have you eaten? (also a greeting)
  2. live on
  3. suffer, endure, bear
  4. stammer, stutter, falter
  5. exhaust; be a strain
  6. drink

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used with an object, not on its own, e.g. 吃饭, 吃菜,吃东西

SynonymsEdit

  • (literary, dialectal, Cantonese)

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CompoundsEdit


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KanjiEdit

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KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(heul) (hangeul , revised heul, McCune-Reischauer hŭl)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(cật, khật, hấc, hất, hớt, ngát, ngặt, ngật, ực)

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