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吃 (chī) means ‘to eat’ and 货 (huò) refers to goods. 吃货 (chī huò) originally used to refer to people who are good at nothing but eating, or in other words, “useless” people.
What was once a derogatory term has now been given a positive twist in the internet age, as people now often use it to refer to themselves or to people around them as “foodies”.
If, like us, you’re passionate about food and LOVE trying out new dishes, you might well be a 吃货 (chī huò) too!
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