Today’s word of the day is 超 (chāo) which means ‘to surpass’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 超 (chāo).
超过 (chāo guò) To exceed
The first word is 超过 (chāo guò) which means ‘to exceed’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 超 means ‘to surpass’ and 过 means ‘pass’. You may see this label on medicine bottles: 不要超过规定的剂量。 (Búyào chāoguò guīdìng de jìliàng.) Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
超级 (chāo jí) Super
Another word we can create with 超 (chāo) is 超级 (chāo jí). This means ‘super’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 超 means ‘to surpass’ and 级means ‘level’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你超级厉害。(Nǐ chāojí lìhài.) You are super awesome.
超市 (chāo shì) Supermarket
Finally, we can create the word 超市 (chāo shì) which means ‘supermarket’. The 市 here means ‘market’. A way of using it in a sentence is 超市几点开门？(Chāoshì jǐ diǎn kāimén?) What time does the supermarket open?