chī to eat; to consume; to eradicate

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, hidden; concealed; small radical 5]

Note

Shows mouth radical with phonetic hint qi meaning to eat. The right hand form 'qi' on its own means 'to beg' and is a picture of vapor rising.
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)
Using : kǒng (great) xí (to practice) yǐ (to use) 亿 yì (100,000,000) lǐ (ceremony) mài (sell) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yě (also) mǎi (buy) jiǔ (nine) lìng (to order) hé (why)

Different tone

齿 chǐ (tooth) chì (step)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

吃软不吃硬 chī ruǎn bù chī yìng Unable to withstand harsh criticism
吃一堑,长一智 chī yī qiàn, cháng yí zhì Gain wisdom from experience of set backs
好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
兔子不吃窝边草 tù zi bù chī wō biān cǎo Thieves do not steal from neighbors
小洞不补,大洞吃苦 xiǎo dòng bù bǔ, dà dòng chī kǔ Do not put off taking action to put things right
哑巴吃饺子,心里有数 yǎ ba chī jiǎo zi, xīn lǐ yǒu shù When someone understands the situation without needing to say anything

Xanadu

The fabled city of Xanadu (Shangdu) made famous by Samuel Taylor Coleridge was the summer capital of the Yuan (Mongol dynasty). It was built away from the heat of Beijing. It was abandoned on the fall of the Mongols and is now just a pile of rubble in the desert.
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Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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