Today’s word of the day is 长 (cháng) which is an adjective that means long. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 长 (cháng).
长期 (cháng qī) Long term
The first word is 长期 (cháng qī) which means long term. Let’s look at each character of this word, 长 means long and 期 (qī) means term. A way of using it in a sentence is长期努力是成功的唯一缘由。(cháng qī nǔlì shì chénggōng de wéiyī yuányóu.) Long-term effort is the only reason that leads to success.
长城 (cháng chéng) The Great Wall of China
Another word or famous wonder we can create with 长 (cháng) is 长城 (cháng chéng). Literally meaning long wall, 长城 (cháng chéng) refers to the Great Wall of China. A way of using it in a sentence is 你去过长城吗？(Nǐ qùguò chángchéng ma?) Have you been to the Great Wall?
延长 (yán cháng) To extend
Finally, we can create the word 延长 (yán cháng) which is a verb that means to extend. A way of using it in a sentence is 他申请延长签证有效期。(Tā shēnqǐng yáncháng qiānzhèng yǒuxiàoqī.) He applied to extend the expiration of his visa. That’s a very common situation you may have if you move to study or work abroad in China.