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to eat / to consume / to eat at (a cafeteria etc) / to eradicate / to destroy / to absorb / to suffer / to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])
HSK 1
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variant of
HSK 1
to suffer losses / to come to grief / to lose out / to get the worst of it / to be at a disadvantage / unfortunately
HSK 5
to entail strenuous effort / to toil at a task / strenuous / laborious / strain
HSK 6
to feel jealous
to have a meal / to eat / to make a living
(video games) PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) / battle royale game / last-man-standing game / to play PUBG (or similar game) / to win at PUBG (or similar game)
chowhound / foodie / a good-for-nothing
to eat up / to consume
(coll.) food
way of eating / how something is eaten / how a dish is prepared / the way a dish is to be cooked
to eat and drink / food and drink
to eat one's fill
(onom.) sound of muffled laughter (chuckling, tittering etc) / sound of stammering
mukbang, genre of online broadcast consisting of the host eating food while interacting with their audience
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)
to eat, drink and be merry (idiom) / to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure
to take medicine
to be startled / to be shocked / to be amazed
peanut gallery (esp. in online forums) / onlookers who are interested in the spectacle but don't have anything knowledgeable to say about it / (neologism c. 2016)
popular / in demand / well regarded
to be a vegetarian
to bear hardships
food and lodging / to stay (at some place) and eat meals (there)
to live off a woman
to be unable to tolerate or endure / to find sth difficult to manage
to suck the breast (for milk)
food and clothing
(of food) to absorb oil / (of a vehicle) to guzzle fuel
(neologism c. 2015) (slang) (used jokingly) to live on dirt (typically because one has spent all one's money on consumer items)
to get sick because of bad food
in short supply / dire / tense / critical / hard-pressed / important
to finish eating
to cost one dearly / to end disastrously / to pay bitterly
to graze / to eat grass
dinner invitations, grabbing, obstructing and demanding bribes / all kinds of abuse of power
lit. eats soft food, but refuses hard food (idiom) / amenable to coaxing but not coercion
unable to get anything to eat / to miss a meal
to eat (of bird or animal) / to feed
food / edibles
(lit.) to have taken the wrong medicine / (fig.) (of one's behavior etc) different than usual / abnormal
all-you-can-eat (buffet) (Tw)
to make the most of one's youthfulness in one's choice of employment (e.g. modeling)
to go dining, wining, whoring and gambling / to lead a life of dissipation
susceptible to force but not persuasion
lit. if you can't eat it all, you'll have to take it home (idiom) / fig. you'll have to take the consequences
arduous and thankless task (idiom); strenuous and unrewarding
Pac-Man (computer game)
having nothing better to do
to suffer / to suffer for one's actions / to pay dearly / to burn one's fingers
all one's strength
to be jealous / to envy
Fall into the moat and you'll be wiser next time (idiom); One only learns from one's mistakes.
ruthless / vicious and greedy
table manners
to take liberties with (a woman) / to tease with sexual innuendo / to sexually harass / to take advantage of sb
to embezzle by adding to the payroll employees existing in name only
to eat, drink, shit, piss, and sleep / (fig.) the ordinary daily routine
(coll.) to be incompetent / useless / good-for-nothing
to dine and dash / to leave without paying
drinking water / to obtain water (for daily needs) / to absorb water / draft (of ship)
to be popular / to be getting on well / much in demand
one cannot achieve glory and wealth without having been through trials and tribulations (proverb) / no pain, no gain
to be a guest at a dinner party / to be wined and dined (as a bribe)
sour grapes (set expr. based on Aesop) / lit. to say grapes are sour when you can't eat them
to abstain from eating meat / to be a vegetarian
to be able to endure (exertion, fatigue etc) / to be able to afford
to work against the interests of sb one derives support from / to double-cross one's employer / to bite the hand that feeds you
to be forced to suffer in silence / unable to speak of one's bitter suffering
to be refused entrance (idiom) / to find the door closed
lit. to eat from the common pot (idiom) / fig. to be rewarded the same, regardless of performance
be unpopular / won't work
lit. eyeing what's in the pot as one eats from one's bowl (idiom) / not content with what one already has / (of men, typically) to have the wandering eye
(lit.) to have swallowed gunpowder / (fig.) to be ablaze with anger / ornery / snappy
to do prison time (Tw)
to eat plain rice / (fig.) to eat and not pay for it / to sponge off others / to freeload
to be taken advantage of
to plunder the homes of the wealthy for food (in times of famine) / (of sb who has no income) to rely on others / to demand a "contribution" or "loan" from a business or wealthy individual
(of an actor, announcer etc) to stumble over words (Tw)
(fig.) to regret (doing sth)
lit. to eat delicious food and drink hard liquor (idiom) / fig. to live well
to take advantage of others' misfortune (idiom)
to feel reassured
(fig.) to score 0 (on a test, in competition etc)
to live as a parasite / doing nothing to earn one's keep
(of a role) arduous / important / (a vehicle's) loading capacity
eating comes first, then comes everything else (idiom) (Tw)
to be unable to bear or support
lit. to eat from government coffers / to serve as a government employee / to live off government money
to eat out / to eat at a restaurant
to catch on cloth (e.g. of a zip fastener)
to be unaccustomed to certain food / to not be keen on certain food
to be able to bear / to be able to support
lit. if you were eating warm shit, it'd be stone cold by the time you finished it (idiom) / fig. (of a person) too slow / can't keep up
utmost effort
to eat bear heart and leopard gall (idiom) / to pluck up some courage
to eat without working (idiom) / to take one's pay and not care about the rest
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