Today, we will actually look at a theme because it is Valentine’s day, 情人节 (qíngrén jié) in some countries around the world. This is not the official day for Valentine's day in China (Traditionally said to be on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month) but many young people in China still celebrate it! Let’s look at some related words.
情人 (qíng rén) Valentine
The first word is 情人 (qíng rén) which means valentine. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你愿意做我的情人吗? (Nǐ yuànyì zuò wǒ de qíngrén ma?) Are you willing to be my valentine?
初恋 (chū liàn) First love
Another related word is 初恋 (chū liàn). This means ‘first love’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 初 means first and 恋 means love. A way of using it in a sentence is 为什么初恋是一个人最难忘的？(Wèishénme chūliàn shì yīgè rén zuì nánwàng de?) Why is the first love the most memorable for a person?
烛光晚餐 (zhúguāng wǎncān) Candlelight dinner
Finally, have another related word 烛光晚餐 (zhúguāng wǎncān) which means ‘candlelight dinner’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想要一顿烛光晚餐的约会！(Wǒ xiǎng yào yī dùn zhúguāng wǎncān de yuēhuì!) I want to have a candlelight dinner date!