Today’s word of the day is 发 (fā) which means ‘to send’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 发 (fā).
发展 (fā zhǎn) To develop
The first word is 发展 (fā zhǎn) which means ‘to develop’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 发 means ‘to send’, and 展 means ‘to exhibit’. A way of using it in a sentence is 中国这些年发展的很快。(Zhōngguó zhèxiē nián fāzhǎn de hěn kuài.) China has developed quickly in recent years.
发生 (fā shēng) To happen
Another word we can create with 发 (fā) is 发生 (fā shēng). This means ‘to happen’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这里发生了什么？(Zhèlǐ fāshēngle shénme?) What happened here?
发现 (fā xiàn) To find
Finally, we can create the word 发现 (fā xiàn) which means ‘to find’. The 现 here means ‘now’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我发现你最近越来越漂亮了。(Wǒ fāxiàn nǐ zuìjìn yuè lái yuè piàoliangle.) I find that you’ve become prettier and prettier recently.