Today’s word of the day is 导 (dǎo) which means ‘to guide’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 导 (dǎo).
领导 (lǐng dǎo) Leader
The first word is 领导 (lǐng dǎo) which means ‘leader’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 哪些事是你当了领导才明白的？(Nǎxiē shì shì nǐ dāngle lǐngdǎo cái míngbái de?) What things did you understand after becoming a leader?
导游 (dǎo yóu) Tour guide
Another word we can create with 导 (dǎo) is 导游 (dǎo yóu). This means ‘tour guide’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 导 means to guide, and 游 means tour. A way of using it in a sentence is 我以后长大想当导游。(Wǒ yǐhòu zhǎng dà xiǎng dāng dǎoyóu.) When I grow up, I want to be a tour guide.
导演 (dǎo yǎn) Director
Finally, we can create the word 导演 (dǎo yǎn) which means ‘director’. The 演 here means ‘to act’. A way of using it in a sentence is 张艺谋是中国的著名导演。(Zhāngyìmóu shì zhōngguó de zhùmíng dǎoyǎn.) Zhang Yi Mou is a famous director in China.