Today’s word of the day is 工 (gōng) which means ‘work’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 工 (gōng).
工厂 (gōng chǎng) Factory
The first word is 工厂 (gōngchǎng) which means factory. A way of using it in a sentence is: 工厂星期日放假吗? (Gōngchǎng xīngqīrì fàngjià ma?) Is Sunday a day off for factories?
工资 (gōng zī) Salary
Another word we can create with 工 (gōng) is 工资 (gōng zī). This means salary. Let’s look at each character of this word, 工 means work and 资means money, so this literally means ‘work money’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我的工资涨了。(Wǒ de gōngzī zhǎngle.) My salary has risen.
工人 (gōng rén) Worker
Finally, we can create the word 工人 (gōng rén) which means worker. The 人 here means person. A way of using it in a sentence is 很多工人面临失业的危险。(Hěnduō gōngrén miànlín shīyè de wēixiǎn.) Many workers are in danger of losing their jobs