Today’s theme of the day is: Wearing clothes. For example, the correct verbs to use when putting on a jacket as compared to putting on a hat or glasses.
The first word is 穿 (chuān) which means ‘to wear’. This is a verb that is used for clothing where you usually have to put your body through something. For example, putting your arms into sleeves or legs into pants. You can say 穿外套 (chuān wài tào) to wear a jacket, 穿牛仔裤 (chuān niúzǎikù) to wear jeans, or 穿袜子 (chuān wàzi) to wear socks.
Another verb we can use is 戴 (dài) which means ‘to wear’. This is used for putting on accessories. Some ways you can use this verb are 戴帽子 (dài màozi) to wear a hat, 戴眼镜 (dài yǎnjìng) to wear glasses, and finally 戴手套 (dài shǒutào) to wear gloves.
Finally, we have 围 (wéi) which is a verb that can be used for items that you wrap around. For example, 围围巾 (wéi wéijīn) means to put on a scarf.
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