"I don't want to work today."
工 (gong) = work/skill
作 (zuò) = to do/
工作 = to do work = to work
Some other words in this lesson:
锻 (duàn) = to forge/to discipline
炼 (liàn) = to refine/to smelt/to train
锻炼 (duànliàn) = to work out
开 (kāi) = to open/to start/to turn on
始 (shǐ) = to begin/to start
开始 (kāishǐ) = to start
The lesson for this module states the following:
"You’ve already seen that 不要 (bú yào) can mean that someone either doesn’t want something or doesn’t want to do something (for example, 他不要牛奶). But 不要 is also used a lot to tell someone not to do something. "
So, of course, for this question I answered "我今天不要工作" and was marked wrong. Thanks Duolingo.