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Chinese Word of the Day - backyard (noun)

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后院 (hòuyuàn) backyard (noun)

后院有个大的花园。
Hòuyuàn yǒu ge dà de huāyuán.
There is a large flower garden in the backyard.

大后院
dà hòuyuàn
big backyard

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Chinese Word of the Day - draw (verb)

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画 (huà) draw (verb)

画家画画。
Huàjiā huà huà.
The artist draws a picture.

画家画了画。
Huàjiā huàle huà.
The artist drew a picture.

画家在画画。
Huàjiā zài huà huà.
The artist is drawing a picture.

我要那个画家给我画幅画。
Wǒ yào nàgè huàjiā gěi wǒ huà fú huà.
I asked the illustrator to draw me a picture.

孩子们正在幼儿园课堂上绘画。
Háizimen zhèngzài yòu’éryuán kètáng shàng huìhuà.
The children are drawing and painting at kindergarten class.

画一幅画
huà yì fú huà
draw a picture

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Chinese Word of the Day - scary (adjective)

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恐怖的 (kǒngbù de) scary (adjective)

我讨厌恐怖电影。
Wǒ tǎoyàn kǒngbù diànyǐng.
I hate scary movies.

他戴那个面具的时候看起来很恐怖。
Tā dài nàgè miànjù de shíhou kànqǐlái hěn kǒngbù.
He looks scary when he wears that mask.

恐怖画面
kǒngbù huàmiàn
scary sight

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Chinese Word of the Day - pot (noun)

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锅 (guō) pot (noun)

这个锅有十年了。
Zhège guō yǒu shí nián le.
That pot is ten years old.

用锅做米饭
yòng guō zuò mǐfàn
cook rice in a pot

钢锅
gāngguō
steel pot

玻璃壶里的开水
bōlihú lǐ de kāishuǐ
boiling water in the glass pot

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Chinese Word of the Day - lobster (noun)

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龙虾 (lóngxiā) lobster (noun)

龙虾在石头上。
Lóngxiā zài shítou shàng.
The lobster is on the rock.

活龙虾
huó lóngxiā
live lobster

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Chinese Word of the Day - seafood (noun)

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海鲜 (hǎixiān) seafood (noun)

蛤蚌、鲑鱼、小虾、龙虾和墨鱼都是海鲜。
Gébàng, guīyú, xiǎoxiā, lóngxiā hé mòyú dōushì hǎixiān.
Clams, salmon, shrimp, lobsters, and squid are all seafood.

海鲜拼盘
hǎixiān pīnpán
seafood platter

海鲜餐厅
hǎixiān cāntīng
seafood restaurant

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Chinese Word of the Day - fork (noun)

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叉子 (chāzi) fork (noun)

餐叉在脏盘子上。
Cānchā zài zāngpánzi shàng.
The fork is on the dirty plate.

你能分辨出沙拉叉和餐叉吗?
Nǐ néng fēnbiànchū shālāchā hé cānchā ma?
Can you tell the salad fork from the dinner fork?

餐叉一般有四个齿。
Cānchā yìbān yǒu sì gè chǐ.
The diner fork generally has four tines.

盘子上的餐叉
pánzi shàng de cānchā
fork on a plate

沙拉叉
shālāchā
salad fork

餐叉
cānchā
dinner fork

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Chinese Word of the Day - telephone (noun)

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电话 (diànhuà) telephone (noun)

蓝色的电话在桌子上。
Lánsè de diànhuà zài zhuōzi shàng.
The blue telephone is on the table.

男人正在用座机打电话。
Nánrén zhèngzài yòng zuòjī dǎ diànhuà.
The person is making a telephone call.

无线电话
wúxiàn diànhuà
cordless telephone

网络电话
wǎngluò diànhuà
Voice over Internet Protocol telephone

电话和传真
diànhuà hé chuánzhēn
telephone and fax

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Chinese Word of the Day - quail (noun)

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鹌鹑 (ānchún) quail (noun)

鹌鹑正要飞走。
ānchún zhèng yào fēi zǒu.
The quail is about to fly away.

加州鹌鹑
Jiāzhōu ānchún
California Quail

白尾巴的棕色鹌鹑
bái wěiba de zōngsè ānchún
brown quail with white tail

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Chinese Word of the Day - squat (verb)

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蹲 (dūn) squat (verb)

那个男人蹲着。
nà ge nánrén dúnzhe.
The man is squatting.

蹲下
dúnxià
squat down

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