Today’s word of the day is 双 (shuāng) which means pair or double. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 双 (shuāng).
双胞胎 (shuāngbāotāi) Twins
This means twins. Let’s look at each character of this word, 双 means double, 胞 means cell and 胎 (fèn) means fetus. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们是双胞胎。(Wǒmen shì shuāngbāotāi.) We are twins.
双人床 (shuāngrén chuáng) Double bed
This is a noun that means double bed.双 means double, 人 means person, and 床means bed. When booking at a hotel, they may ask you 你们喜欢一对单人床还是一张双人床？(Nǐmen xǐhuan yī duì dān rén chuáng háishì yī zhāng shuāngrén chuáng?) Would you like twin beds or one double bed?
双方 (shuāng fāng) Both sides
A way of using it in a sentence is 我要听听双方的意见。(Wǒ yào tīng tīng shuāngfāng de yìjiàn.) I want to hear the opinions of both sides.