Today’s word of the day is: 定 (dìng) which means ‘set’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases and sentences with 定 (dìng).
安定 (āndìng) Stability
The first word is 安定 (āndìng) which means stablity. Let’s look at each character of this word, 安 means quiet and 定means set. So this refers to a peaceful type of stability. A way of using it in a sentence is 社区的安定是我们共同的责任。(Shèqū de āndìng shì wǒmen gòngtóng de zérèn.) The stability of the community is our shared responsibility.
稳定 (wěndìng) Stability
Another word we can create with 定 (dìng) is 稳定 (wěndìng). This also means ‘stability’, but let’s look at each character of this word to find out the difference, 稳 means steady and 定 means set. So this refers to a stability, where there is no change. A way of using it in a sentence is 经济的稳定对国家的发展很重要。(Jīngjì de wěndìng duì guójiā de fāzhǎn hěn zhòngyào.) The stability of the economy is crucial for the country's development.
一定 (yīdìng) Surely
Finally we can create the word 一定 (yīdìng) which means surely. The 一 here means the number one. A way of using it in a sentence is 你一定能够成功，只要你努力不懈。(Nǐ yīdìng nénggòu chénggōng, zhǐyào nǐ nǔlì búxiè.) You will surely succeed as long as you work hard and persevere.