Today’s word of the day is 从 (cóng) which is a noun that means from. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases and sentences with 从 (cóng).
从来 (cónglái) Always
The first word is 从来 (cónglái) which means ‘always’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 从 means ‘from’ and 来 means ‘to come’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他是个守时的人，从来不迟到。(Tā shì gè shǒushí de rén, cónglái bù chídào.) He is always a punctual person and never arrives late.
从头 (cóngtóu) From the beginning
Another word we can create with 从 (cóng) is 从头 (cóngtóu). This means ‘from the beginning’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 从 means ‘from’ and 头 means ‘head’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他意识到之前的计划有问题，决定从头开始。(Tā yìshi dào zhīqián de jìhuà yǒu wèntí, juédìng cóngtóu kāishǐ.) He realized there were issues with the previous plan and decided to start over from the beginning.
从前 (cóngqián) In the past
Finally, we can create the word 从前 (cóngqián) which means ‘in the past’. The 前 here means before. A way of using it in a sentence is 从前的他很害羞，现在变得很开朗了。(Cóngqián de tā hěn hàixiū, xiànzài biàn dé hěn kāilǎng le.) He used to be very shy in the past, but now he has become outgoing.