Mandarin Word of the Day

Editor’s Note: In this new feature, Dragon Eagle will be posting Mandarin words and phrases daily, providing the pinyin, the part of speech, a definition and an example sentence. These lessons will be a great way to build basic conversational vocabulary. All definitions come from the Pleco Mandarin-English dictionary app.

Word 1

从事畜牧    cóngshìxùmù     (verb phrase)

Meaning:  go in for animal husbandry

Example sentence

嗨,比尔,你有没有从事牧畜?Hey, Bill, do you go in for animal husbandry?

是的,大卫,我每天从事牧畜. Yes, Dave. I go in for animal husbandry every day.

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