Today’s word of the day is 色 (sè) which means ‘color’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 色 (sè).
出色 (chū sè) Outstanding
The first word is 出色 (chū sè) which means ‘outstanding’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 出 means ‘out’ and 色 means ‘color’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 昨天的比赛中她的表现很出色。(Zuótiān de bǐsài zhōng tā de biǎoxiàn hěn chūsè.) Her performance was outstanding during yesterday’s match.
脸色 (liǎn sè) Facial expression
Another word we can create with 色 (sè) is 脸色 (liǎn sè). This means ‘facial expression’ or ‘complexion’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 脸 means ‘face’ and 色 means ‘tall’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你的脸色看起来不太好。(Nǐ de liǎnsè kàn qǐlái bú tài hǎo.) You don’t seem too well today. The speaker is basing his or her judgment on the complexion of the person he or she is talking to.
角色 (jué sè) Role
Finally, we can create the word 角色 (jué sè) which is a noun that means role, as in the role a character plays in a movie. A way of using it in a sentence is 他在剧中演了一个大角色。(Tā zài jù zhōng yǎnle yīgè dà juésè.) He played a big role in the play.