Today’s word of the day is 弯 (wān) which means ‘bend’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 弯 (wān).
拐弯 (guǎi wān) To turn around a corner
The first word is 拐弯 (guǎi wān) which means ‘to turn around a corner’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 拐 means to turn and 弯means bend. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们需要拐弯进入那条街道。(Wǒmen xūyào guǎiwān jìnrù nà tiáo jiēdào.) We need to turn the corner and enter that street.
弯腰 (wān yāo) To bend down
Another word we can create with 弯 (wān) is 弯腰 (wān yāo). This means to bend down. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 弯 means bent and 腰 means waist. A way of using it in a sentence is 做家务时，我们要弯腰捡拾垃圾。(Zuò jiā wù shí, wǒ men yào wān yāo jiǎn shí lā jī.) When doing housework, we need to bend down to pick up the trash.
彎路 (wān lù) Winding road
Finally, we can create the word 彎路 (wān lù) which is a noun that means winding road. The 路 here means road. A way of using it in a sentence is 他一直开车沿着这条弯路前行，终于到达了目的地。(Tā yīzhí kāichē yánzhe zhè tiáo wānlù qiánxíng, zhōngyú dàodále mùdìdì.) He drove along this winding road all the way to his destination.