Today’s word of the day is 礼 (lǐ) which means ‘ceremony’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 礼 (lǐ).
婚礼 (hūn lǐ) Weddings
The first word is 婚礼 (hūn lǐ) which is a noun that means wedding. Let’s look at each character of this word, 婚 means marriage, and 礼 (lǐ) means ceremony. A way of using it in a sentence is 他们明天举行婚礼。(Tāmen míngtiān jǔxíng hūnlǐ.) They are holding a wedding tomorrow.
礼物 (lǐ wù) Gift
Another word we can create with 礼 (lǐ) is 礼物 (lǐ wù). This is a noun that means gift. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 礼 means ceremony and 物means object. A way of using it in a sentence is 你的圣诞礼物是什么？(Nǐ de shèngdàn lǐwù shì shénme?) What is your Christmas present?
礼貌 (lǐ mào) Manners
Finally, we can create the word 礼貌 (lǐ mào) which means manners. The 貌 here means appearance. A way of using it in a sentence is 她没有礼貌。 (Tā méiyǒu lǐmào.) She has no manners.