Today’s word of the day is 察 (chá) which means ‘to examine’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 察 (chá).
察看 (chá kàn) To inspect
The first word is 察看 (chá kàn) which means ‘to inspect’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 察 means to examine and 看 means to look. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们需要去察看一下这个建筑的状况。(Wǒmen xū yào qù chá kàn yí xià zhè gè jiàn zhú de zhuàng kuàng.) We need to inspect the condition of this building.
警察 (jǐng chá) Police / Cop
Another word we can create with 察 (chá) is 警察 (jǐng chá). This is a noun that means police or cop. A way of using it in a sentence is 我报警请警察来调查。(Wǒ bàojǐng qǐng jǐngchá lái diàochá.) I called the police and asked them to come and investigate.
观察 (guān chá) To obvserve
Finally, we can create the word 观察 (guān chá) which means ‘to observe’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他正在观察天空中的云彩变化。(Tā zhèngzài guānchá tiānkōng zhōng de yúncai biànhuà.) He is observing the changes in the clouds in the sky.