Today’s word of the day is 烟 (yān) which means smoke. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 烟 (yān).
吸烟 (xī yān) To smoke a cigarette
The first word is 吸烟 (xī yān) which means ‘to smoke a cigarette’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 吸means to suck and 烟means smoke. A way of using it in a sentence is 吸烟有害健康。(Xīyān yǒuhài jiànkāng.) Smoking is harmful to health.
烟花 (yān huā) Fireworks
Another word we can create with 烟 (yān) is 烟花 (yān huā). This means ‘fireworks’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 烟 means smoke and 花means flower. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们一起去海边看烟花吧。(Wǒmen yīqǐ qù hǎibiān kàn yānhuā ba.) Let’s go to the seaside to watch the fireworks.
烟灰 (yān huī) Cigarette Ash
Finally, we can create the word 烟灰 (yān huī) which means ‘cigarette ash’. The 灰here means grey. A way of using it in a sentence is 不要把烟灰掉在地毯上。(Búyào bǎ yānhuī diào zài dìtǎn shàng.) Don’t drop the cigarette onto the carpet.