Translation of "eat" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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eatverb [ I or T ]

uk /iːt/ us /iːt/ ate, eaten

A1 to put or take food into the mouth, chew it (= crush it with the teeth), and swallow it

Do you eat meat? 你吃肉吗?
When I've got a cold, I don't feel like eating. 我感冒时不爱吃饭。
We usually eat (= have a meal) at about seven o'clock. 我们通常在7点前后吃饭。

More examples

  • I don't eat meat and my husband doesn't either.
  • How many pieces of fresh fruit do you eat in a day?
  • Jane never eats breakfast.
  • I offered him a biscuit and he ate the whole plateful.
  • He paused for a moment to listen and then continued eating.

(Translation of “eat” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)