Today’s word of the day is 压 (yā) which means pressure. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 压 (yā).
压力 (yā lì) Stress
The first word is 压力 (yā lì) which is a noun that means stress. Let’s look at each character of this word, 压 means pressure, and 力 (lì) means force. A way of using it in a sentence is 我最近压力很大。 (Wǒ zuìjìn yālì hěn dà.) I have had a lot of stress recently.
压 (xuè yā) Blood pressure
Another word we can create with 压 (yā) is 血压 (xuè yā). This means blood pressure. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 血 means blood and 压means pressure. A way of using it in a sentence is 年轻人血压偏高是什么原因造成的？(Niánqīng rén xuèyā piān gāo shì shénme yuányīn zàochéng de?) What causes high blood pressure in young people?
高压 (gāo yā) High pressure
Finally, we can create the word 高压 (gāo yā) which means high pressure. The 高here means high. A way of using it in a sentence is 长期在高压环境中工作对身体有危害。 (Cháng qī zài gāoyā huánjìng zhōng gōngzuò duì shēntǐ yǒu wēihài.) Long-term work in a high-pressure environment is harmful to the body.