Today’s word of the day is 油 (yóu) which means ‘oil’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 油 (yóu).
黄油 (huáng yóu) Butter
The first word is 黄油 (huáng yóu) which means ‘butter’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 黄 means cow, and 油 means oil. A way of using it in a sentence is 先把黄油涂抹在面包上。(Xiān bǎ huángyóu túmǒ zài miànbāo shàng.) Spread the butter on the bread first.
加油 (jiā yóu) Come on
Another word we can create with 油 (yóu) is 加油 (jiā yóu). This is a term used to show encouragement to people, it is similar to ‘come on’ in English. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 加 means ‘to add’, and 油 means oil. When your favorite team is playing soccer match or if you’re trying to encourage someone who is scared of doing something, you can say 加油.
牛油果 (niú yóu guǒ) Avocado
Finally, we can create the word 牛油果 (niú yóu guǒ) which means ‘avocado’. The 果 here means ‘fruit’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你喜欢吃牛油果吗？ (Nǐ xǐhuan chī niúyóuguǒ ma?) Do you like to eat avocadoes?