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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.
Stroke order
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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


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/

Verb[edit]

  1. to eat
    • [Beijing Mandarin, MSC, trad. and simp.]
      Nǐ chī guò fàn ma? [Pinyin]
      Have you eaten? (also a greeting)
  2. live on
  3. suffer, endure, bear
  4. stammer, stutter, falter
  5. exhaust; be a strain

Usage notes[edit]

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (literary, dialectal, Cantonese)

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Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

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

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