Today’s word of the day is 参 (cān) which means to join. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 参 (cān).
参加 (cān jiā) To participate in
The first word is 参加 (cān jiā) which means ‘to participate in'. Let’s look at each character of this word, 参 means ‘to join’ and 加 means ‘to add’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我不想参加公司社交活动。(Wǒ bùxiǎng cānjiā gōngsī shèjiāo huódòng.) I don’t want to participate in company social events.
参观 (cān guān) To tour
Another word we can create with 参 (cān) is 参观 (cān guān). This means to tour. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 参 means to join and 观means to view. A way of using this in a sentence is 带他们参观学校。(Dài tāmen cānguān xuéxiào). Take them for a tour around the school.
参考 (cān kǎo) To refer to
Finally, we can create the word 参考 (cān kǎo) which means ‘to refer to’. 考 means 'to think about'. A way of using it in a sentence is 讲话时老师经常参考笔记。(Jiǎnghuà shí lǎoshī jīngcháng cānkǎo bǐjì.) When talking, the teacher often referred to the notes.