Today’s word of the day is 冲 (chōng) which means ‘to rush’. Let’s practice making words, phrases, and sentences with 冲 (chōng).
冲洗 (chōngxǐ) To rinse
The first word is 冲洗 (chōngxǐ) which means ‘to rinse’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 冲 means ‘rush’, and 洗 means ‘wash’. A way of using it in a sentence is 在使用完毕后，请记得冲洗杯子。(Zài shǐyòng wánbì hòu, qǐng jìdé chōngxǐ bēizi.) Please remember to rinse the cup after use.
冲动 (chōngdòng) Impulsive
Another word we can create with 冲 (chōng) is 冲动 (chōngdòng). This means ‘impulsive’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 冲 means rush, and 动 means move. A way of using it in a sentence is 不要冲动地做出决定，要冷静思考。(Búyào chōngdòng de zuòchū juédìng, yào lěngjìng sīkǎo.) Don't make decisions impulsively, take time to think it through.
冲突 (chōngtū) Conflict
Finally, we can create the word 冲突 (chōngtū) which means conflict. A way of using it in a sentence is 他们之间发生了一场小小的冲突，但很快就和解了。(Tāmen zhījiān fāshēngle yī chǎng xiǎoxiǎo de chōngtū, dàn hěn kuài jiù héjiě le.) There was a minor conflict between them, but they quickly resolved it.