Today’s word of the day is 航 (háng) which means ‘vessel’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 航 (háng).
航班 (háng bān) Flight
The first word is 航班 (háng bān) which means ‘flight’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 航班取消了。(Hángbān qǔxiāole.) The flight has been canceled.
航天 (háng tiān) Space flight
Another word we can create with 航 (háng) is 航天 (háng tiān). This means ‘space flight’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 航 means ‘vessel’ and 天means ‘sky’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想成为航天员。(Wǒ xiǎng chéngwéi hángtiān yuán.) I want to become an astronaut.
航空 (háng kōng) Aviation
Finally, we can create the word 航空 (háng kōng) which means ‘aviation’ and if you add the word ‘公司’ (gōng sī) company to the end, you will create the word airline 航空公司 (háng kōng gōng sī).