Today’s word of the day is 鬼 (guǐ) which literally means ghost. However, if you add it behind another noun, it can be an addict. Let’s look at three types of addicts with the character 鬼 (guǐ).
酒鬼 (jiǔ guǐ) Alcoholic
The first word we have with 鬼 (guǐ) is 酒鬼 (jiǔ guǐ) which means alcoholic. 酒 means alcohol. So literally an alcohol ghost, but it means someone who is addicted to drinking alcohol.
赌鬼 (dǔ guǐ) Gambling Addict
The second addict we have with 鬼 (guǐ) is 赌鬼 (dǔ guǐ) literally a gambling ghost. This is someone with a gambling addict and goes to casinos a lot.
懒鬼 (lǎn guǐ) Lazy
The final one we have is 懒鬼 (lǎn guǐ) 懒 means lazy, so as you guessed it, this is someone who is a slacker. 不要做懒鬼，多学中文。(Búyào zuò lǎn guǐ, duō xué zhōngwén.) Don’t be a slacker and learn more Chinese!