Today’s word of the day is: 瓜 (guā) which means melon. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases and sentences with 瓜 (guā).
西瓜 (xī guā) Watermelon
The first word is 西瓜 (xī guā) which means watermelon. Let’s look at each character of this word, 西 means west and 瓜means melon. A way of using it in a sentence is 夏天吃西瓜非常消暑。(Xiàtiān chī xīguā fēicháng xiāoshǔ.) Eating watermelon in summer is very refreshing.
黄瓜 (huáng guā) Cucumber
Another word we can create with 瓜 (guā) is 黄瓜 (huáng guā). This means cucumber. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 黄 means yellow and 瓜 means melon. A way of using it in a sentence is 凉拌黄瓜是夏天常见的清爽凉菜之一。(Liángbàn huángguā shì xiàtiān chángjiàn de qīngshuǎng liángcài zhī yī.) Cold tossed cucumber is one of the common refreshing summer dishes.
冬瓜 (dōng guā) Winter
Finally we can create the word 冬瓜 (dōng guā) which means winter melon. The 冬 here means winter. A way of using it in a sentence is 冬瓜汤是夏季的清凉饮品之一。(Dōngguā tāng shì xiàjì de qīngliáng yǐnpǐn zhī yī.) Winter melon soup is one of the refreshing beverages of the summer season.