Today’s word of the day is 面 (miàn), which has a range of meanings from surface to flour. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 面 (miàn).
面条 (miàn tiáo) Noodles
The first word is 面条 (miàn tiáo) which is a noun that means noodles. Let’s look at each character of this word, 面 means flour and 条 means strips. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你喜欢吃面条吗？(Nǐ xǐhuan chī miàntiáo ma?) Do you like eating noodles?
后面 (hòu miàn) Behind
Another word we can create with 面 (miàn) is 后面 (hòu miàn) which means behind. A way of using it in a sentence is 你后面那个人是谁？(Nǐ hòumiàn nàgè rén shì shéi?) Who is that person behind you?
外面 (wài miàn) Outside
Finally, we can create the word 外面 (wài miàn) which means outside. A way of using it in a sentence is 我在外面等你。(Wǒ zài wàimiàn děng nǐ.) I am waiting for you outside.