Today’s word of the day is 悲 (bēi) which means ‘sorrow’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 悲 (bēi).
悲观 (bēi guān) Pessimistic
The first word is 悲观 (bēi guān) which means ‘pessimistic’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 悲 means ‘sorrow’, and 观 means ‘look’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他是一个悲观的人。(Tā shì yīgè bēiguān de rén.) He is a pessimistic person.
悲剧 (bēi jù) Tragedy
Another word we can create with 悲 (bēi) is 悲剧 (bēi jù). This means ‘tragedy’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你喜欢看悲剧结尾的电影吗？ (Nǐ xǐhuan kàn bēijù jiéwěi de diànyǐng ma?) Do you like watching movies with tragic endings?
悲歌 (bēi gē) Sad songs
Finally, we can create the word 悲歌 (bēi gē) which means ‘sad songs’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我心情不好的时候，却喜欢听悲歌。(Wǒ xīnqíng bù hǎo de shíhòu, què xǐhuān tīng bēigē.) I like to listen to sad songs when my mood isn’t good.