Today’s word of the day is 给 (gěi) which means ‘to give’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 给 (gěi).
交给 (jiāo gěi) To handover
The first word is 交给 (jiāo gěi) which means ‘to handover’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 交 means ‘to deal’ and 给 means ‘to give’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 请把作业按时交给我。(Qǐng bǎ zuòyè ànshí jiāo gěi wǒ.) Please hand over your homework to me on time.
给面子 (gěi miàn zi) To give face
A phrase we can create with 给 (gěi) is 给面子 (gěi miàn zi). This means ‘to give face’. Giving face means showing respect to others, although this concept is very hard to explain in just one sentence. When negotiating a deal or dealing with someone who is a bit disrespectful, you can say 给点面子吧。(Jǐ diǎn miànzi ba.) Show some respect.
送给 (sòng gěi) To send / To give as a present
Finally, we can create the word 送给 (sòng gěi) which means ‘to send’ or ‘to give as a present’. The 送 here means ‘to send’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我送给你一个礼物吧。(Wǒ sòng gěi nǐ yīgè lǐwù ba.) Let me give you a present.