Today’s word of the day is 非 (fēi) which means not. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 非 (fēi).
非常 (fēi cháng) Extraordinary
The first word is 非常 (fēi cháng) which means extraordinary. Let’s look at each character of this word, 非 here means not, and 常 means ordinary. A way of using it in a sentence is: 她一直考試考得很好。(tā yì zhí kǎo shì kǎo de hén hǎo.) She has always done extraordinarily well with her exams.
非法 (fēi fǎ) Illegal
Another word we can create with 非 (fēi) is 非法 (fēi fǎ). This means illegal. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 非 means not and 法 means law, so it literally means ‘not law’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这是非法的。(Zhè shì fēifǎ de.) This is illegal.
是非 (shì fēi) Right and Wrong
Finally, we can create the word 是非 (shì fēi) which means ‘right and wrong’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你真的不懂是非。(Nǐ zhēn de bù dǒng shìfēi.) You really don’t know the difference between right and wrong.