Today’s word of the day is 官 (guān) which means official. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 官 (guān).
官员 (guān yuán) Government official
The first word is 官员 (guān yuán) which means government official. Let’s look at each character of this word, 官 means official, and 员means member. A way of using it in a sentence is 他是一位有着丰富经验的官员。(Tā shì yī wèi yǒu fēngfù jīngyàn de guān yuán.) He is an official with rich experience.
官僚 (guān liáo) Bureaucracy
Another word we can create with 官 (guān) is 官僚 (guān liáo). This means bureaucracy. A way of using it in a sentence is 这个体系中存在着官僚主义。(Zhège tǐxì zhōng cúnzài zhe guān liáo zhǔyì.) Bureaucracy exists within this system.
官司 (guān sī) Court case
Finally, we can create the word 官司 (guān sī) which means court case. The 司 here means case. A way of using it in a sentence is 他们正在打一场复杂的官司。(Tāmen zhèngzài dǎ yī chǎng fùzá de guān sī.) They are involved in a complicated lawsuit.