Today’s word of the day is 牛 (niú) which means cow. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 牛 (niú).
牛奶 (niúnǎi) Milk
The first word is 牛奶 (niúnǎi) which means milk. Let’s look at each character of this word, 牛 means cow and 奶 means milk. A way of using it in a sentence is 早餐时，我喜欢喝一杯牛奶。(Zǎocān shí, wǒ xǐhuān hē yī bēi niúnǎi.) I like to have a glass of milk for breakfast.
牛仔裤 (niúzǎikù) Jeans
Another word we can create with 牛 (niú) is 牛仔裤 (niúzǎikù). This means jeans. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 牛 means cow, 仔means boy, and 裤 means pants. So it literally means ‘cowboy pants’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我喜欢穿牛仔裤。(wǒ xǐhuan chuān niúzǎikù.)
牛排 (niúpái) Steak
Finally, we can create the word 牛排 (niúpái) which means steak. A way of using it in a sentence is 我在生日时选择了一份美味的牛排作为晚餐。(Wǒ zài shēngrì shí xuǎnzéle yī fèn měiwèi de niúpái zuòwéi wǎncān.) I chose a delicious steak for dinner on my birthday.