Today’s word of the day is 减 (jiǎn) which means ‘to decrease’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 减 (jiǎn).
减肥 (jiǎn féi) To lose weight
The first word is 减肥 (jiǎn féi) which means to lose weight. Let’s look at each character of this word, 减 means to decrease and 肥 (féi) means fat. A way of using it in a sentence is 有些人拼命节食也不能减肥。(Yǒuxiē rén pīnmìng jiéshí yě bùnéng jiǎnféi.) Some people desperately go on a diet but can't lose weight.
减弱 (jiǎn ruò) To weaken
Another word we can create with 减 (jiǎn) is 减弱 (jiǎn ruò). This means to weaken. The 弱means weak. A way of using it in a sentence is 暴风雨开始减弱了。(Bàofēngyǔ kāishǐ jiǎnruòle.) The storm began to weaken.
减价 (jiǎn jià) To discount
Finally, we can create the word 减价 (jiǎn jià) which means ‘to discount’. The 价here means price. A way of using it in a sentence is 夏天的衣服开始减价了。(Xiàtiān de yīfu kāishǐ jiǎn jiàle.) Prices for summer clothes are starting to be discounted.