Today’s word of the day is 风 (fēng) which is a noun that means wind. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 风 (fēng).
台风 (tái fēng) Typhoon
The first word is 台风 (tái fēng) which is a noun that means typhoon, which is a tropical cyclone. A way of using it in a sentence is: 台风吹倒了数百棵树。(Táifēng chuī dàole shù bǎi kē shù.) The typhoon blew down hundreds of trees.
刮风 (guā fēng) Windy
Another word we can create with 风 (fēng) is 刮风 (guā fēng). This means windy. Let’s look at each character of this word, 刮means to blow and 风means wind, so it literally means ‘wind blows’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这几天除了刮风，就是下雨。(Zhè jǐ tiān chúle guā fēng, jiùshì xià yǔ.) It has either been raining or windy these past few days.
风俗 (fēng sú) Custom
Finally, we can create the word 风俗 (fēng sú) which doesn’t have much to do with the wind nowadays. It means custom. An example sentence is 过年吃饺子是中国人的风俗。(Guònián chī jiǎozi shì zhōngguó rén de fēngsú.) It is a Chinese custom to eat dumplings during the New Year. Please note that this is a common custom in mainly the Northern parts of China.