Today’s word of the day is 篮 (lán) which means ‘basket’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 篮 (lán).
篮球 (lán qiú) Basketball
The first word is 篮球 (lán qiú) which means ‘basketball’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 篮 means basket, and 球 means ball. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我每天下午都去打篮球。(Wǒ měitiān xiàwǔ dōu qù dǎ lánqiú.) I play basketball in the afternoon every day.
籃子 (lán zi) Basket
Another word we can create with 篮 (lán) is 籃子 (lán zi). This just means ‘basket’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他送我满满一大篮子的玫瑰花。(Tā sòng wǒ mǎn mǎn yī dà lánzi de méiguī huā.) He gifted a basket full of roses.
摇篮 (yáo lán) Cradle
Finally, we can create the word 摇篮 (yáo lán) which means ‘cradle’. The 摇 here means ‘to sway'. A way of using it in a sentence is 婴儿安睡在摇篮里。(Yīng'ér ānshuì zài yáolán lǐ.) The baby slept soundly in the cradle.