Today’s word of the day is 丑 (chǒu) which is an adjective that means ugly. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 丑 (chǒu).
出丑 (chū chǒu) To make a fool out of oneself
The first word is 出丑 (chū chǒu) which means ‘to make a fool out of oneself’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 出 means out and丑 means ugly. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你要是穿成这样去参加婚礼，你会出丑的。(Nǐ yàoshi chuān chéng zhèyàng qù cānjiā hūnlǐ, nǐ huì chūchǒu de.) If you go to a wedding looking like this, you will make a fool out of yourself.
小丑 (xiǎo chǒu) Clown
Another word we can create with 丑 (chǒu) is 小丑 (xiǎo chǒu). This is a noun that means clown. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 小 means small and 丑means ugly. A way of using it in a sentence is 你觉得小丑恐怖吗? (Nǐ juéde xiǎochǒu kǒngbù ma?) Do you think that clowns are scary?
家丑 (jiā chǒu) Family scandal
Finally, we can create the word 家丑 (jiā chǒu) which means a family scandal. The 家 here means family. A way of using it in a sentence is 家丑不可外扬。 (Jiāchǒu bùkě wàiyáng.) Family scandals should not be publicized.