Today’s word of the day is 针 (zhēn) which means needle. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 针 (zhēn).
打针 (dǎ zhēn) To give an injection
The first word is 打针 (dǎ zhēn) which means to give or get an injection. Let’s look at each character of this word, 打 means ‘to hit’ and 针 means ‘noodle’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我讨厌打针。 (Wǒ tǎoyàn dǎzhēn.) I hate getting injections.
针对 (zhēn duì) Against
Another word we can create with 针 (zhēn) is 针对 (zhēn duì). This means ‘against’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我真的不是针对你。(Wǒ zhēn de búshì zhēnduì nǐ.) I‘m really not going against you.
针灸 (zhēn jiǔ) Acupuncture
Finally, we can create the word 针灸 (zhēn jiǔ) which means acupuncture. A way of using it in a sentence is 针灸的功效和作用是什么？(Zhēnjiǔ de gōngxiào hé zuòyòng shì shénme?) What’s the efficacy and use of acupuncture?