Today’s word of the day is: 痴 (chī) which means imbecile. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases and sentences with 痴 (chī).
情痴 (qíng chī) Lovesick person
The first word is 情痴 (qíng chī) which means ‘lovesick person’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 情 means love and 痴 means imbecile. A way of using it in a sentence is: 如何走出情痴? (Rúhé zǒuchū qíngchī?) How do you get out of being love sick?
路痴 (lù chī) Poor sense of direction
Another word we can create with 痴 (chī) is 路痴 (lù chī). This refers to a person with a poor sense of direction. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 路 means road and 痴means ‘imbecile’. A way of using it in a sentence is 路痴总是记不住路。(Lù chī zǒng shì jì bù zhù lù.) People that have a poor sense of direction always forget the way.
音痴 (yīn chī) Tone deaf person
Finally we can create the word 音痴 (yīn chī) which means a ‘tone deaf person’. The 音here means tone. A way of using it in a sentence is 为什么爱唱歌的我，偏偏是个音痴。(Wèishéme ài chànggē de wǒ, piānpiān shìgè yīnchī.) Why does it have to me who loves to sing, be a tone deaf person.