Today’s word of the day is 公 (gōng) which means common. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 公 (gōng).
公共 (gōng gòng) Public
The first word is 公共 (gōng gòng) which means public. Let’s look at each character of this word, 公 means common and 共 (gòng) means together. A way of using it in a sentence is 公共厕所在那边。(Gōnggòng cèsuǒ zài nà biān.) The public toilet is over there.
公平 (gōng píng) Fair
Another word we can create with 公 (gōng) is 公平 (gōng píng). This means fair. 公 means common and 平 means level. So the word literally means common level. A way of using it in a sentence is 世上没有绝对公平的事。(Shìshàng méiyǒu juéduì gōngpíng de shì.) Nothing in the world is absolutely fair.
公司 (gōng sī) Company
Finally, we can create the word 公司 (gōng sī) which is a noun that means company. A way of using it in a sentence is 我的公司很大。(Wǒ de gōngsī hěn dà.) My company is large.