Today’s word of the day is 饮 (yǐn) which means ‘to drink’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 饮 (yǐn).
饮料 (yǐn liào) Beverage
The first word is 饮料 (yǐn liào) which means ‘beverage’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你喜欢喝什么饮料？ (Nǐ xǐhuan hē shénme yǐnliào?) What beverage do you like to drink?
热饮 (rè yǐn) Hot drink
Another word we can create with 饮 (yǐn) is 热饮 (rè yǐn). This means ‘hot drink’. 热 means ‘hot’. A very common hot drink is 巧克力热饮 (qiǎokèlì rèyǐn) hot chocolate.
饮水 (yǐn shuǐ) Drinking water
Finally, we can create the word 饮水 (yǐn shuǐ) which means ‘drinking water’. The 水 here means ‘water’. A common place you will see a sign with the word 饮水 (yǐn shuǐ) is by a water dispenser, which is called 饮水机 (yǐn shuǐ jī) water dispenser.