Today’s word of the day is 友 (yǒu) which means ‘friend’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 友 (yǒu).
友谊 (yǒu yì) Friendship
The first word is 友谊 (yǒu yì) which means ‘friendship’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我们的友谊比山还高，比海还深。(Wǒmen de yǒuyì bǐ shān hái gāo, bǐ hǎi hái shēn.) Our friendship is strong. It literally means ‘our friendship is higher than the mountains and deeper than the sea.
友好 (yǒu hǎo) Friendly
Another word we can create with 友 (yǒu) is 友好 (yǒu hǎo). This is an adjective that means ‘friendly’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 友 means friend and 好means good. A way of using it in a sentence is 她对新同学不友好。(Tā duì xīn tóngxué bù yǒuhǎo.) She isn’t friendly to her new classmate.
交友(jiāo yǒu) To make friends
Finally, we can create the word 交友(jiāo yǒu) which means ‘to make friends’. The 交here means ‘to make’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他很有交友的能力。(Tā hěn yǒu jiāoyǒu de nénglì.) He really has the ability to make friends.