Wǒ bù chōuyān.
I don’t smoke.
Nǐ chōu bù chōuyān?
Do you smoke?
Wǒ bù zài chōuyānle.
I don’t smoke any more.
Nǐ jièyì wǒ chōuyān ma?
Do you mind if I smoke?
Chōuyān qǐng dào wàimiàn chōu.
If you are going to smoke, please go outside.
Wǒ zài niánqīng de shíhòu chōuyān.
I did smoke when I was young.
Stroke Order & Character Components
抽 (chōu): to draw out; to pull out from in between; to remove part of the whole; (of certain plants) to sprout or bud; to whip or thrash
- 扌 (shou): hand
- 由 (yóu): to follow; from; it is for…to; reason; cause; because of; due to; to; to leave it (to somebody); by (introduces passive verb)
烟 (yān): cigarette or pipe tobacco; CL:根(gēn); smoke; mist; vapor; CL:縷|缕(lǚ); tobacco plant; (of the eyes) to be irritated by smoke
- 火 (huǒ): fire
- 因 (yīn): cause; reason; because