Today’s word of the day is 物 (wù) which is a noun that means ‘thing’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 物 (wù).
宠物 (chǒng wù) Pet
The first word is 宠物 (chǒng wù) which is a noun that means ‘pet’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你喜欢养宠物吗？ (Nǐ xǐhuan yǎng chǒngwù ma?) Do you like keeping pets?
动物 (dòng wù) Animal
Another word we can create with 物 (wù) is 动物 (dòng wù). This is a noun that means animal. Let’s look at each character of this word, 动 means ‘moving’, and 物 means ‘thing’. A way of using it in a sentence is 蓝鲸是当今最大的动物。(Lán jīng shì dāngjīn zuìdà de dòngwù.) The blue whale is the largest animal today.
食物 (shí wù) Food
Finally, we can create the word 食物 (shí wù) which means ‘food’. A way of using it in a sentence is 食物中毒的症狀是什么？(Shíwù zhòngdú de zhèngzhuàng shì shénme?) What are the symptoms of food poisoning?