「食」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: sik6
Part of Speech: verb
Explanation:
  • to eat
    (Cant.) 食飯sik6 faan6
    (Eng.) to have a meal
    (Cant.) 食晏sik6 aan3
    (Eng.) to have lunch
    (Cant.) ngo5mei6sik6gwo3cau3dau6fu6hou2soeng2si3haa5
    (Eng.) I've never eaten stinky tofu. I really want to give it a try.

  • to take (medicine)
    (Cant.) nei5sik6zo2joek6mei6
    (Eng.) Have you taken your medicine yet?

  • to inhale, inject, or otherwise absorb into the body
    (Cant.) sik6jin1
    (Eng.) to smoke (cigarettes)
    (Cant.) sik6baak6fan2
    (Eng.) to shoot heroin

  • to suffer; to be on the receiving end of bad things
    (Cant.) ngo5sik6zo2keoi5hou2do1kyun4
    (Eng.) I took a lot of punches from him.
    (Cant.) jip6zyu2jau6jiu3gaa1zou1siu2soeng1wu6mou5ji5gaa3nang4lik6wai4jau5ngaang6sik6
    (Eng.) The landlord is increasing the rent again. With no bargaining power, the tenants have no choice but to accept it.

  • to consume, to expend
    (Cant.) ni1zek3appep1hou2sik6din6aa3
    (Eng.) This app consumes a lot of power.
    (Cant.) sik6saai3ngo5di1si4gaan3
    (Eng.) It's taking up all my time!

  • to conquer; to embrace, extend and extinguish; to control; to extract something from
    (Cant.) ni1go3ming4sing1ci5zyu6zi6gei2jau5cin2jau6leng3zai2sik6zo2hou2do1tiu4neoi2
    (Eng.) Using his wealth and good looks, this pop star slept with a lot of girls.
    (Cant.) keoi5zuk1kei2hou2lek1jat1hoi1ci2zau6sik6zo2ngo5gei2zek3kei2
    (Eng.) She is so good at chess that a few of my pieces were captured at the very beginning.
    (Cant.) keoi5bei2keoi5neoi5jau5sik6zyu6saai3mou5me1kyun4waa6si6
    (Eng.) He is dominated by his girlfriend, and doesn't really have any say at all.
    (Cant.) bou2him2lou2sik6hou2do1jung2siu2sam1bei2keoi5dei6aak1
    (Eng.) The insurance salesmen extract large commissions, beware of their sales tactics.

  • to rely upon for a living
    (Cant.) sik6zi6gei2
    (Eng.) to rely on oneself for a living
    (Cant.) sik6nou5
    (Eng.) to use one's brain to earn a living

  • to take advantage of a situation
    (Cant.) sik6zyu6soeng5
    (Eng.) to take advantage of a situation to further one's own interests
    (Cant.) si2suk1gan6paai2hou2hung4m4zi1keoi5wui5m4wui5sik6zyu6go3sai3ceot1do1gei2bun2syu1ne1
    (Eng.) Uncle Si has become very popular. Will he take advantage of the situation, and publish a few more books?

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