Today’s word of the day is 店 (diàn) which means shop. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 店 (diàn).
夜店 (yè diàn) Nightclub
The first word is 夜店 (yè diàn) which is a noun that means nightclub. Let’s look at each character of this word, 夜 means night, and 店 means shop. A way of using it in a sentence is: 第一次去夜店是什么感受? (Dì yī cì qù yèdiàn shì shénme gǎnshòu) What does it feel like to go to a nightclub for the first time?
药店 (yào diàn) Pharmacy
Another word we can create with 店 (diàn) is 药店 (yào diàn). This is a noun that means pharmacy or drugstore. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 药 means medicine and 店means shop, so it literally means medicine shop. A way of using it in a sentence is 最近的药店在哪里？(Zuìjìn de yàodiàn zài nǎlǐ?) Where is the nearest drugstore?
商店 (shāng diàn) Store
Finally, we can create the word 商店 (shāng diàn) which means ‘store’. The 商 here means trade. A way of using it in a sentence is 在星期天，这里的商店都不开张。(Zài xīngqītiān, zhèlǐ de shāngdiàn dōu bù kāizhāng.) On Sundays, the stores here are all closed.