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Essential Chinese Characters Writing 1: 吃 Eat
Beginner Level 1 (What is it?)
Source: CRI Radio

吃 eat; food; absorb

1)eat; take
吃早饭 eat breakfast
吃奶 take milk from its mother

2)live off
吃父母 live off one’s parents
坐山吃山 live off the mountains where your home is

one’s profession is one’s livelihood.

1) 吃穿 food and clothing
讲究吃穿 be particular about one’s food and clothing
不愁吃穿 not have to worry about food and clothing

2) 吃喝玩乐 seek pleasure
Can we have no higher aim in life than mere pleasure-seeking?

3) 吃亏 suffer losses
He suffered from his own selfishness.

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