"I eat rice."
"吃饭" in Chinese doesn't have to mean "eat rice"--it can mean eating a meal in general.
Can you still use this sentence if your meal doesn't include rice, or would you rather say what you're eating?
Chi is the verb for eating, and Fan is a general term for "food". More specifically, rice is mifan (I do not have a chinese keyboar, sorry). You can also say what you are eating (Wo Chi ShuCai for I eat vegetables).
Guys I really like how is this course made, but could you please correct everywhere one fundamental mistake? Rice is in Chinese 米饭 (mifan) !!! Thanks
饭 in chinese means food, all food in general. For the sentence to say "I eat rice", it should be 我吃米饭。
I thought that 百饭 was often used to refer specifically to rice, as opposed to just 饭, which can refer to any kind of food. Please correct me if I'm wrong! :)
白饭 is literally "white rice" and means specifically plain steamed rice, a very common Chinese dish. 米饭 is literally "grain rice" and means rice in general, so any kind of rice.
I thought rice was mi fan"米饭“, but I couldn't find 米 in the word bank, so I just guess what it was but failed miserably. Later, I turned keyboard mode on and I typed it in instead and it counted. 米 might have been forgotten
Why the word 饭 is not here? Is there something that I did wrong? or this app is mistaken? or me and the app is wrong?! Is there something wrong here?!:O
"饭" can mean meal because how I say meal is "饭" and also 吃饭 does not mean "eating rice" it means eating a meal.