Today’s word of the day is 宫 (gōng) which is a noun that means palace. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 宫 (gōng).
白宫 (bái gōng) White House
The first word is 白宫 (bái gōng) which means white house. Let’s look at each character of this word, 白 means white, and 宫 means palace. A way of using it in a sentence is 白宫是美国总统的办公和居住地。(Bái gōng shì měiguó zǒngtǒng de bàngōng hé jūzhù dì.)The White House is the office and residence of the President of the United States.
故宫 (gù gōng) Forbidden City
Another word we can create with 宫 (gōng) is 故宫 (gù gōng), which means the Forbidden City. A way of using it in a sentence is 故宫是北京最著名的旅游景点之一。(Gù gōng shì běijīng zuì zhùmíng de lǚyóu jǐngdiǎn zhī yī.) The Forbidden City is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Beijing.
迷宫 (mígōng) To get lost
Finally, we can create the word 迷宫 (mígōng) which is a noun that means maze. The 迷 here means ‘to get lost’. A way of using it in a sentence is 迷宫里容易迷路，要小心走出来。(Mígōng lǐ róngyì mílù, yào xiǎoxīn zǒu chūlái.) It’s easy to get lost in a maze, you have to come out carefully.