ChineseEdit

beautiful; beauty; America
 
eat; food; to feed
eat; food; to feed; animal feed
simp. and trad.
(美食)

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NounEdit

美食

  1. delicious food; fine cuisine; scrumptious dishes; culinary delights

Usage notesEdit

There is no exact equivalent for English food in Chinese. The most generic term for food is 食物 (shíwù). Use 食品 (shípǐn) for food products, 菜餚菜肴 (càiyáo) for dishes of food, 美食 (měishí) when the taste of the food is emphasised and 吃的 (chīde) in colloquial contexts. For food as in cuisine, consider (cài) or 料理 (liàolǐ).

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
しょく
Grade: 2
on’yomi

NounEdit

()(しょく) (bishoku

  1. delicious food; fine cuisine; scrumptious dishes

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