Today’s word of the day is 刀 (dāo) which is a noun that means knife. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 刀 (dāo).
剪刀 (jiǎn dāo) Scissors
The first word is 剪刀 (jiǎn dāo) which means scissors. Let’s look at each character of this word, 剪means ‘to cut’ and 刀 means knife. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你把剪刀放在哪儿了? (Nǐ bǎ jiǎndāo fàng zài nǎ'erle?) Where did you put the scissors?
剃刀 (tì dāo) Razor
Another word we can create with 刀 (dāo) is 剃刀 (tì dāo). This is a noun that means razor. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 剃 means to shave, and 刀means knife. A way of using it in a sentence is 刮胡子时用剃刀好还是电剃刀好? (Guā hú zi shí yòng tìdāo hǎo hái shì diàn tìdāo hǎo?) Is it better to use a razor or an electric razor when shaving?
菜刀 (cài dāo) Kitchen knife
Finally, we can create the word 菜刀 (cài dāo) which means kitchen knife. The 菜here means vegetables. A way of using it in a sentence is 什么品牌的菜刀好呢? (Shénme pǐnpái de càidāo hǎo ne?) What is a good kitchen knife brand?