Today’s word of the day is 水 (shuǐ), a noun that means water. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 水 (shuǐ).
水平 (shuǐpíng) Standard
The first word is 水平 (shuǐpíng) which means ‘standard’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 水 means ‘water’ and 平 means ‘level’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他的游泳水平很高，可以参加比赛。(Tā de yóuyǒng shuǐpíng hěn gāo, kěyǐ cānjiā bǐsài.) - His swimming level is high, and he can participate in competitions.
水果 (shuǐguǒ) Fruit
Another word we can create with 水 (shuǐ) is 水果 (shuǐguǒ). This is a noun that means ‘fruit’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我喜欢吃水果，特别是苹果。 (Wǒ xǐhuan chī shuǐguǒ, tèbié shì píngguǒ.) I like to eat fruit, especially apples.
风水 (fēng shuǐ) Feng Shui
Finally, we can create the word 风水 (fēng shuǐ) which in English, is also feng shui, which is the practice of arranging objects and spaces in a way that promotes harmony and balance with the natural world. The 风 here means ‘wind’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这里风水很好。(Zhèlǐ fēngshuǐ hěn hǎo.) The feng shui here is good.