Today’s word of the day is 亏 (kuī) which means ‘deficiency’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 亏 (kuī).
吃亏 (chī kuī) To lose out
The first word is 吃亏 (chī kuī) which means ‘to lose out’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 吃 means ‘to eat’ and 亏 means ‘deficiency’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他是个从来不肯吃亏的人。(Tā shìgè cónglái bu kěn chīkuī de rén.) He is a person that would never want to lose out.
亏损 (kuī sǔn) Financial Loss
Another word we can create with 亏 (kuī) is 亏损 (kuī sǔn). This means ‘financial loss’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 亏 means ‘deficiency’ and 损 means ‘loss’. A way of using it in a sentence is 那家公司今年有很大亏损。(Nà jiā gōngsī jīnnián yǒu hěn dà kuīsǔn.) That company suffered a significant financial loss this year.
幸亏 (xìng kuī) Thankfully
Finally, we can create the word 幸亏 (xìng kuī) which means ‘thankfully’. The 幸 here means fortunate. A way of using it in a sentence is 幸亏我今天带了雨伞。(Xìngkuī wǒ jīntiān dàile yǔsǎn.) Thankfully I brought an umbrella today. You can say this on a very rainy day.