Today’s word of the day is 酒 (jiǔ) which is a noun that means alcohol. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 酒 (jiǔ).
酒鬼 (jiǔ guǐ) Drunkard
The first word is 酒鬼 (jiǔ guǐ) which is a noun that means drunkard. Let’s look at each character of this word, 酒 means alcohol and 鬼means ghost. A way of using it in a sentence is 他是个酒鬼。 (Tā shìgè jiǔguǐ.) He is a drunkard.
红酒 (hóng jiǔ) Red wine
Another word we can create with 酒 (jiǔ) is 红酒 (hóng jiǔ). This means ‘red wine’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 红 means red and 酒means alcohol, so it literally means ‘red alcohol’. A way of using it in a sentence is 鱼和红酒不合。(Yú hé hóngjiǔ bùhé.) Fish and red wine don’t go well together.
酒店 (jiǔ diàn) Hotel
Finally, we can create the word 酒店 (jiǔ diàn) which means ‘hotel’. The 店 here means shop. A way of using it in a sentence is 酒店离机场远不远？(Jiǔdiàn lí jīchǎng yuǎn bù yuǎn?) Is the hotel close to the airport?