Today’s word of the day is 洗 (xǐ), which is a verb that means to wash. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 洗 (xǐ).
洗脑 (xǐ nǎo) To Brainwash
The first word is 洗脑 (xǐ nǎo) which is a verb that means to brainwash. Let’s look at each character of this word, 洗 means to wash and 脑 (nǎo) means brain. A way of using it in a sentence is 不要被新闻洗脑。(Búyào bèi xīnwén xǐnǎo) Don’t let the news brainwash you. With so much fake news out there, it is easy to let it get to you so don’t always take every piece of news so seriously.
洗手 (xǐ shǒu) To Wash Hands
Another word we can create with 洗 (xǐ) is 洗手(xǐ shǒu). This means to wash hands. 手means hands. A way of using it in a sentence is 请记得洗手。 (Qǐng jìdé xǐshǒu.) Please remember to wash your hands. This is something very important nowadays.
洗碗 (xǐ wǎn) To Wash Dishes
Finally, we can create the word 洗碗 (xǐ wǎn) which means to wash dishes. 碗 means bowl. A way of using it in a sentence is 你快去帮忙洗碗吧! (Nǐ kuài qù bāngmáng xǐ wǎn ba!) Go and help wash the dishes! Say this to a sibling or flatmate who never does the dishes.