Today’s word of the day is 食 (shí) which means ‘to eat’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 食 (shí).
食品 (shípǐn) Food
The first word is 食品 (shípǐn) which is a noun that means food. Let’s look at each character of this word, 食 means ‘to eat’ and 品 (pǐn) means product. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们应该关注食品安全。(Wǒmen yīnggāi guānzhù shípǐn ānquán.) We should pay attention to food safety.
食堂 (shítáng) Cafeteria
Another word we can create with 食 (shí) is 食堂 (shítáng). This is a noun that means cafeteria. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 食 means food, and 堂 means hall. An example sentence is 学生们都在食堂吃午饭。(Xuéshēngmen dōu zài shítáng chī wǔfàn.) Students are having lunch in the cafeteria.
食欲 (shíyù) Appetite
Finally, we can create the word 食欲 (shíyù) which is a noun that means appetite. A sentence we can create from this word is 最近我食欲不佳，可能是因为工作压力太大了。(Zuìjìn wǒ shíyù bùjiā, kěnéng shì yīnwèi gōngzuò yālì tài dà le.) Lately, I've had a poor appetite, probably because of too much work pressure.