Today’s word of the day is 从 (cóng) which means ‘from’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 从 (cóng).
从小 (cóng xiǎo) Childhood
The first word is 从小 (cóng xiǎo) which is a noun that means since childhood. Let’s look at each character of this word, 从 means from and 小 (xiǎo) means small. A way of using it in a sentence is 她从小就想当演员。(Tā cóngxiǎo jiù xiǎng dāng yǎnyuán.) She wanted to be an actress since childhood.
从没 (cóng méi) Never
Another word we can create with 从 is 从没 (cóng méi). This means ‘never’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 从 means from and 没 is short for 没有which means ‘have not’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我从没学过这个词。(Wǒ cóng méi xuéguò zhège cí.) I have never learned this word before.
从此 (cóng cǐ) From now on
Finally, we can create the word 从此 (cóng cǐ) which means from now on. The 此here means this point. A way of using it in a sentence is 她从此就留在中国了。(Tā cóngcǐ jiù liú zài zhōngguóle.) She has remained in China ever since.