Today’s word of the day is 料 (liào) which means ‘material’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 料 (liào).
塑料 (sù liào) Plastic
The first word is 塑料 (sù liào) which means ‘plastic’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我不需要塑料袋。(Wǒ bù xūyào sùliào dài.) I don’t need a plastic bag.
资料 (zī liào) Information
Another word we can create with 料 (liào) is 资料 (zī liào). This is a noun that means information. A way of using it in a sentence is 详细的资料可以进入官网查看。(Xiángxì de zīliào kěyǐ jìnrù guānwǎng chákàn.) Visit our official website for more information.
饮料 (yǐn liào) Beverages
Finally, we can create the word 饮料 (yǐn liào) which means ‘beverages’. The 饮 here means ‘to drink’. When you go into a nice restaurant in China, you may hear the waiter or waitress ask you 您喝什么饮料? (Nín hē shénme yǐnliào?) What would you like to drink?