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culinary delicacy / fine food / gourmet food
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to eat / food / animal feed / eclipse
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to feed
foodstuff / cereals / CL: 種|种
HSK 5
food and drink / diet
HSK 6
meal
between-meal nibbles / snacks
HSK 5
vegetables / vegetarian food
HSK 6
to take a meal / to eat
to feed
cooked food / prepared food / deli food
food made from wheat flour, such as noodles, dumplings, buns etc
instant (food)
to devour
main food / staple (rice and noodles)
to suck / to take in
anorexia
food / meals
carnivorous
omnivorous (zoolog.) / snacks / a varied diet
fast food (Tw)
to prey on / to catch and feed on / to hunt for food
cold food (i.e. to abstain from cooked food for 3 days around the Qingming festival 清明節|清明节) / the Qingming festival
to be picky about food
dessert / sweet
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
having ample food and clothing (idiom); well fed and clothed
to forage / to hunt for food / to scavenge / fig. to make a living
clothes and food
to save food / to go on a diet
to prey on / predation / predatory
non-staple food / CL: 種|种
to nibble away at (as silkworm consume leaves) / fig. to embezzle progressively
to fast / to abstain from eating / to forbid the eating of (certain foods) / a fast
solar eclipse
to make a living / to strive to earn a living
greedy / glutton
total lunar eclipse
kosher
to eat and drink unreasonably
food
lit. the weak are prey to the strong (idiom); fig. predatory behavior / the law of the jungle
(of a bird) to peck at food
total eclipse of the sun
vegetarian meal / vegetarian diet
to give food (as a charity) / "feeding the hungry ghosts" (Buddhist ceremony)
partial to (some kinds of food, usu. unhealthy) / having likes and dislikes / partial eclipse
(of food) to retain in stomach due to indigestion (TCM)
to consume
total eclipse
light meal / snack
to eat too much / to binge
to go on a hunger strike
to take (medication, vitamins etc)
lunar eclipse / eclipse of the moon
to forage / to gather for eating / to pick and eat
food and drink
hot food
vegan / vegan food
(of food) to retain in stomach due to indigestion (TCM)
when hungry, you can't pick what you eat (idiom); beggars can't be choosers / When matters are urgent, don't spend time choosing alternatives.
lit. to have only nine meals in thirty days (idiom) / fig. (of a family) on the brink of starvation / in dire straits
lit. not eating for fear of choking (idiom); fig. to cut off one's nose to spite one's face / to avoid sth essential because of a slight risk
dumplings
brocade garments, jade meals (idiom); a life of luxury / extravagance
like a hungry tiger pouncing on its prey
extravagant lifestyle
partial eclipse of the moon
to be picky (food)
so dedicated as to forget one's meals (idiom)
to save on food and clothing (idiom); to live frugally
an annular eclipse of the sun
to neglect sleep and forget about food (idiom) / to skip one's sleep and meals / to be completely wrapped up in one's work
HSK 6
set meal (esp. in a Japanese restaurant)
to beg for food
short of food and clothing / destitute
cannibalism
to earn one's living (Cantonese) / Mandarin equivalent: 謀生|谋生
official pay
to dress before light and not eat before dark (idiom) / diligently attending to official matters
to economize on clothes and food / to scrimp and save (idiom)
to aid digestion
to harvest hurriedly before rain comes
eclipsis (of the moon or sun)
to neglect sleep and food
lit. not to have breakfast until the enemy is destroyed / anxious to do battle (idiom)
drunken gluttony (idiom); eating and drinking to excess
Japanese cuisine
(of food) to retain in stomach due to indigestion (TCM)
to beg while playing the xiao (mouth organ) / cf Wu Zixu 伍子胥, destitute refugee from Chu , busked in Wu town c. 520 BC, then became a powerful politician
partial eclipse of the sun
to choose one's food carefully / to be picky
edible
comfort food
to fast / hunger strike
eating without working
extravagant food
to eat without paying / to freeload

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