Today’s word of the day is: 耐 (nài) means durable. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 耐 (nài).
耐心 (nài xīn) Patient
The first word is 耐心 (nài xīn) which means patient. Let’s look at each character of this word, 耐 means durable and 心 means heart. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我们对孩子要有耐心。(Wǒmen duì háizi yào yǒu nàixīn.) We must treat children with patience.
忍耐 (rěn nài) To repress
Another word we can create with 耐 (nài) is 忍耐 (rěn nài). This is a verb that means ‘to repress’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 忍 means to restrain and 耐means patience. A way of using it in a sentence is 我不能再忍耐了。 (Wǒ bùnéng zài rěnnàile.) I cannot hold it in any longer.
耐力 (nài lì) Stamina
Finally, we can create the word 耐力 (nài lì) which is a noun that means stamina. The 力here means power. A way of using it in a sentence is 参加马拉松长跑要有耐力。 (Cānjiā mǎlāsōng chángpǎo yào yǒu nàilì.) Participating in the marathon requires stamina.