Today’s word of the day is 肉 (ròu), a noun that means ‘meat’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 肉 (ròu).
肌肉 (jī ròu) Muscle
The first word is 肌肉 (jī ròu) which means ‘muscle’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他健身是为了练肌肉。(Tā jiànshēn shì wèile liàn jīròu.) He works out to build muscle.
肉丸 (ròu wán) Meatball
Another word we can create with 肉 (ròu) is 肉丸 (ròu wán). This is a noun that means meatball. Let’s look at each character of this word, 肉 means meat, and 丸 means ball. A way of using it in a sentence is 我要一个肉丸三明治。(Wǒ yào yīgè ròu wán sānmíngzhì.) I would like a meatball sandwich.
骨肉 (gǔ ròu) Flesh and blood
Finally, we can create the word 骨肉 (gǔ ròu) which means ‘flesh and blood’ or ‘blood relation’. The 骨here means bone. A way of using it in a sentence is 实际上，他儿子不是他的亲骨肉。(Shíjì shang, tā érzi bùshì tā de qīn gǔròu.) To be honest, his son is not his flesh and blood.