Today’s word of the day is 境 (jìng) which means ‘border’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 境 (jìng).
环境 (huán jìng) Environment
The first word is 环境 (huán jìng) which means ‘environment’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 环 means ‘ring’, and 境 means ‘border’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他对新环境不习惯。(Tā duì xīn huánjìng bù xíguàn.) He is not used to the new environment.
入境 (rù jìng) Enter a country
Another word we can create with 境 (jìng) is 入境 (rù jìng). This means ‘to enter a country’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 入 means ‘to enter’ and 境 means ‘border’. A way of using it in a sentence is 二零二零年，很多国家采取了禁止他国公民入境本国的措施。(Èr líng èr líng nián, hěnduō guójiā cǎiqǔle jìnzhǐ tāguó gōngmín rùjìng běnguó de cuòshī.) In 2020, many countries have adopted measures to prohibit citizens of other countries from entering their countries.
家境 (jiā jìng) Family background
Finally, we can create the word 家境 (jiā jìng) which means ‘family background’. The 家 here means family. A way of using it in a sentence is 家境好是什么意思？(Jiājìng hǎo shì shénme yìsi) What does it mean to have a good family background?