Today’s word of the day is 法 (fǎ) which means ‘law’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 法 (fǎ).
语法 (yǔ fǎ) Grammar
The first word is 语法 (yǔ fǎ) which means grammar. Let’s look at each character of this word, 语 means language, and 法 (fǎ) means law. So it literally means ‘law of the language’. A way of using it in a sentence is 汉语语法不太难。(Hànyǔ yǔfǎ bú tài nán.) Chinese grammar isn’t too difficult.
方法 (fāng fǎ) Method
Another word we can create with 法 (fǎ) is 方法 (fāng fǎ). This is a noun that means method. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 方 means direction and 法 means law. A way of using it in a sentence is 学汉语最有效的方法是什么? (Xué hànyǔ zuì yǒuxiào de fāngfǎ shì shénme?) What is the most effective method to learn Chinese?
做法 (zuò fǎ) Way of doing something
Finally, we can create the word 做法 (zuò fǎ) which means ‘way of doing something'. The 做here means ‘to do’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我有我自己的做法。(Wǒ yǒu wǒ zìjǐ de zuòfǎ.) I have my own way of doing things.