Today’s word of the day is 费 (fèi) which is a noun that means fee. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 费 (fèi).
小费 (xiǎo fèi) Tip
The first word is 小费 (xiǎo fèi) which is a noun that means tip. Let’s look at each character of this word, 小 means small and 费means fee. A way of using it in a sentence is 中国的服务员不习惯收小费。 (Zhōngguó de fúwùyuán bù xíguàn shōu xiǎofèi.) Waiters in China are not accustomed to receiving tips.
浪费 (làng fèi) Waste
Another word we can create with 费 (fèi) is 浪费 (làng fèi). This means ‘waste’. A way of using it in a sentence is 别在不爱你的人身上浪费时间。 (Bié zài bú ài nǐ de rén shēnshang làngfèi shíjiān.) Don’t waste time on people who don’t love you.
免费 (miǎn fèi) Free
Finally, we can create the word 免费 (miǎn fèi) which means ‘free’. The 免 here means to waive, so when you waive a fee, it then becomes free. A way of using it in a sentence is 这是免费的吗？(Zhè shì miǎnfèi de ma?) Is this free?