Today’s word of the day is 论 (lùn) which means ‘theory’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 论 (lùn).
讨论 (tǎo lùn) To discuss
The first word is 讨论 (tǎo lùn) which means ‘to discuss’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 讨 means ‘to talk about’ and 论 means ‘theory’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 老师让我们讨论这个问题。(Lǎoshī ràng wǒmen tǎolùn zhège wèntí.) The teacher let us discuss this issue.
评论 (píng lùn) To critique
Another word we can create with 论 (lùn) is 评论 (píng lùn). This means ‘to critique’. A way of using it in a sentence is 不要在背后评论他人。(Búyào zài bèihòu pínglùn tārén) Don’t critique others behind their back.
结论 (jié lùn) Conclusion
Finally, we can create the word 结论 (jié lùn) which means ‘conclusion’. The 结 here means knot, as in tying a knot together. A way of using it in a sentence is 结论是什么？(Jiélùn shì shénme?) What is the conclusion?