Today’s word of the day is 面 (miàn) which means surface. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 面 (miàn).
后面 (hòu miàn) Behind
The first word is 后面 (hòu miàn) which means behind. Let’s look at each character of this word, 后 means behind and 面 means surface. A way of using it in a sentence is 请把椅子放到桌子的后面。(Qǐng bǎ yǐ zi fàng dào zhuō zi de hòu miàn.) Please put the chair behind the table.
前面 (qián miàn) Front
Another word we can create with 面 (miàn) is 前面 (qián miàn). This means the front. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 前 means forward, and 面 means surface. A way of using it in a sentence is 走在前面的人请注意安全。(Zǒu zài qián miàn de rén qǐng zhù yì ān quán.) People walking in front, please pay attention to safety.
下面 (xià miàn) Under
Finally, we can create the word 下面 (xià miàn) which means under. The 下 here means down. A way of using it in a sentence is 您的行李请放在座位下面。(Nín de xíng lǐ qǐng fàng zài zuò wèi xià miàn.) Please put your luggage under the seat.