Today’s word of the day is 熊 (xióng), a noun that means bear. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 熊 (xióng).
熊猫 (xióng māo) Panda
The first word is 熊猫 (xióng māo) which is a noun that means panda. Let’s look at each character of this word, 熊 means bear, and 猫means cat. A way of using it in a sentence is 熊猫是中国的国宝。(Xióngmāo shì zhōngguó de guóbǎo.) Pandas are national treasures of China.
北极熊 (běi jí xióng) Polar bear
Another word we can create with 熊 (xióng) is 北极熊 (běi jí xióng) which means polar bear Let’s again look at each part of this word, 北极 means north pole, and 熊 means bear. A way of using it in a sentence is 北极熊很可爱。(Běi jí xióng hěn kě'ài.) Polar bears are adorable.
熊市 (xióng shì) Bear market
Finally, we can create the word 熊市 (xióng shì) which is a financial term that means bear market. A way of using it in a sentence is 最近的股市走势不太好，已经进入了熊市。(Zuìjìn de gǔshì zǒushì bù tài hǎo, yǐjīng jìnrùle xióng shì.) The recent stock market trends are not very good, and we have entered a bear market.