eat; eradicate; destroy; receive; stammer
food; cuisine; cooked rice; meal
|Literally: “to eat cooked rice (rice being such a staple, that it extends into generality)”.|
Chinese use the sentence
as a greeting. Its function is roughly equivalent to How’s it going? or How are you? in English.
- 喝 (hē)
- → Spanish: chifa (“Chinese restaurant”)