Today’s word of the day is 常 (cháng) which means ‘often’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 常 (cháng).
常用 (cháng yòng) In common use
The first word is 常用 (cháng yòng) which means ‘in common use’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 常 means often and 用 means use. A way of using it in a sentence is 这种说法在中国十分常用。(Zhè zhǒng shuōfǎ zài zhōngguó shífēn chángyòng.) This term is very common in China.
常识 (cháng shí) Common sense
Another word we can create with 常 (cháng) is 常识 (cháng shí). This means common sense. 识 means knowledge. A way of using it in a sentence is 用你的常识吧！(Yòng nǐ de chángshí ba!) Use your common sense!
平常 (píng cháng) Usually
Finally, we can create the word 平常 (píng cháng) which means ‘usually’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我平常早上八点钟起床。(Wǒ píngcháng zǎoshang bā diǎn zhōng qǐchuáng.) I usually wake up at 8am in the morning.