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The Chinese word chi fan - 吃饭 - chī fàn
(to eat in Chinese)

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Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

chī fàn

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English translations

to eat, to have a meal, to make a living,
to be at table, to keep alive

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( chi fan / chī fàn ) with pronunciation (English translation: to eat )

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吃饭 ( chi fan / chī fàn ) is composed of these characters: (chi) , (fan)
吃饭 ( chi fan / chī fàn ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 吃饭 ( chi fan / chī fàn ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Women qu chi fan ba!
Wŏmen qù chī fàn ba!
 – English translation: Let's go eat something!

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

mouth  |  meal  |  Let's go and eat!
吃饭 ( chi fan / chī fàn ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 173)
More words that mean to eat in Chinese
chī ( 吃 ), shí ( 食 )

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