Do you know how to say “to wear” or “to put on” in Chinese?
Some people would say it’s 穿 (chuān), others would say it’s 戴 (dài). Which one is correct?
In today’s video, we are going to discover what differences between these two verbs are – and how to use them correctly.
穿 (chuān) is commonly used with clothes, something that we have to wear.
It might be a t-shirt, a coat, a pair of trousers, etc.
戴 (dài) is commonly used with accessories. You’ll be fine if you don’t wear them.
It might be a pair of sunglasses, a watch, a ring, etc.
Zhè jǐ tiān tiānqì túrán biàn lěng le, wǒ nánpéngyou fēicháng guānxīn wǒ, suǒyǐ tā gěi wǒ fā Wēixìn shuō:
“Nǐ chūmén de shíhou yīdìng yào duō chuān diǎnr yīfu, dāngrán yě bié wàngle dài shǒutào, màozi hé wéijīn, qiānwàn bié gǎnmào le ó!”
In the past few days the weather suddenly got cold, and my boyfriend really cares about me, so he texted me saying:
“When you go out, make sure you wear some more layers. Don’t forget to wear a pair of gloves, a hat, and a scarf. Don’t catch a cold!”
Even though socks (袜子 wàzi) are considered to be small objects (accessories), the word 穿 (chuān) is still used to say “to wear socks”.
What do you think of 穿 (chuān) or 戴 (dài)？
Can you make a sentence using these two words? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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