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).
导演 (dǎo yǎn) Director
The first word is 导演 (dǎo yǎn) which means ‘director’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 导 means ‘to guide’, and 演 means ‘performance’. 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 Chinese director.
领导 (lǐng dǎo) Leader
Another word we can create with 导 (dǎo) is 领导 (lǐng dǎo). This means leader. A way of using it in a sentence is 带我去见你的领导。(Dài wǒ qù jiàn nǐ de lǐngdǎo.) Take me to your leader.
导游 (dǎo yóu) Tour guide
Finally, we can create the word 导游 (dǎo yóu) which means ‘tour guide’. The 游 here means ‘travel’. A way of using it in a sentence is 导游带我们到处玩。(Dǎoyóu dài wǒmen dàochù wán.) The tour guide took us around.