Today’s word of the day is 笔 (bǐ) which means pen. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 笔 (bǐ).
铅笔 (qiānbǐ) Pencil
The first word is 铅笔 (qiānbǐ) which means pencil. A way of using it in a sentence is 我用铅笔写了一封信。(Wǒ yòng qiānbǐ xiěle yī fēng xìn.) I wrote a letter with a pencil.
笔记本 (bǐjìběn) Notebook
Another word we can create with 笔 (bǐ) is 笔记本 (bǐjìběn). This is a noun that means notebook. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 笔 means pen, 记 to remember, and 本 means book. A way of using it in a sentence is 在课堂上用笔记本记录老师讲的重点。(Wǒ zài kètáng shàng yòng bǐjìběn jìlù lǎoshī jiǎng de zhòngdiǎn.) I use a notebook in class to note down the key points the teacher talks about.
笔名 (bǐmíng) Pen name
Finally, we can create the word 笔名 (bǐmíng) which is a noun that means pen name. The 名 here means name. A way of using it in a sentence is 这位作家用笔名发表了许多著名的小说。(Zhè wèi zuòjiā yòng bǐmíng fābiǎole xǔduō zhùmíng de xiǎoshuō.) This writer published many famous novels under a pen name.