Today’s word of the day is 穿 (chuān) which means ‘to wear’ or ‘through’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 穿 (chuān).
看穿 (kàn chuān) To see through
The first word is 看穿 (kàn chuān) which means ‘to see through a person’s trick'. Let’s look at each character of this word, 看 means to see, and 穿 means through. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我能看穿你的谎言。(Wǒ néng kànchuān nǐ de huǎngyán.) I can see through your lies.
穿越 (chuān yuè) To cross
Another word we can create with 穿 (chuān) is 穿越 (chuān yuè). This means ‘to cross’. Another phrase you can make from this is 时空穿越 (shí kōng chuān yuè) to time travel. It literally means to cross time and space.
说穿 (shuō chuān) To put it bluntly
Finally, we can create the word 说穿 (shuō chuān) which means ‘to put it bluntly'. The 说 here means ‘to say. A way of using it in a sentence is 还以为你是在帮我，说穿了你只是为了自己的利益。(Hái yǐwéi nǐ shì zài bāng wǒ, shuōchuānle nǐ zhǐshì wèile zìjǐ de lìyì.) I thought you were helping me, but to put it bluntly, you were just doing it for your own benefit.