Today’s word of the day is 鱼 (yú), a noun that means fish. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 鱼 (yú).
鱼市 (yúshì) Fish market
The first word is 鱼市 (yúshì) which means fish market. Let’s look at each character of this word, 鱼 means fish, and 市 means market. A way of using it in a sentence is 早上去鱼市买新鲜的海鲜，晚上一家人共享美食。(Zǎoshàng qù yúshì mǎi xīnxiān de hǎixiān, wǎnshàng yī jiārén gòngxiǎng měishí.) Buy fresh seafood at the fish market in the morning and enjoy it with your family in the evening.
炒鱿鱼 (chǎo yóuyú) To be fired
Another word we can create with 鱼 (yú) is 炒鱿鱼 (chǎo yóuyú). This means ‘to be fired’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 炒 means ‘to fry’ and 鱿鱼 means ‘squid’. It literally means ‘fried squid’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他因为工作表现不佳，被炒鱿鱼了。(Tā yīnwèi gōngzuò biǎoxiàn bù jiā, bèi chǎo yóuyú le.) He was fired because of poor job performance.
鱼池 (yúchí) Fish pond
Finally, we can create the word 鱼池 (yúchí) which means fish pond. A way of using it in a sentence is 在公园里有一个美丽的鱼池。(Zài gōngyuán lǐ yǒu yīgè měilì de yúchí, lǐmiàn yǎngzhe xǔduō wǔyánliùsè de yú ér.) There is a beautiful fish pond in the park.