咀嚼

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Chinese[edit]

chew to chew
simp. and trad.
(咀嚼)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

咀嚼

  1. to chew; to masticate
  2. to think over; to mull over; to ponder; to ruminate
  3. (archaic) to enunciate clearly
  4. (archaic) to curse; to imprecate

Usage notes[edit]

In the term 咀嚼 (jǔjué), the character (jiáo) is pronounced jué, however when used as a character by itself (meaning "to chew"), (jiáo) is pronounced jiáo.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (for both "chew" and "think over" senses): 咬嚼 (yǎojué)

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Hyōgaiji
しゃく
Hyōgaiji
on’yomi

Noun[edit]

咀嚼 (hiragana そしゃく, rōmaji soshaku)

  1. (physiology) mastication
  2. digestion, understanding

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

咀嚼する (suru conjugation, hiragana そしゃくする, rōmaji soshaku suru)

  1. (physiology) masticate
  2. digest, understand

Conjugation[edit]