Today’s word of the day is 疚 (jiù) which means guilt. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 疚 (jiù).
内疚 (nèi jiù) Guilty Conscience
The first word is 内疚 (nèi jiù) which means guilty conscience. Let’s look at each character of this word, 内 means internal and 疚 (jiù) means guilt. A way of using it in a sentence is 我对他撒谎了，我感觉很内疚。 (Wǒ duì tā sāhuǎngle, wǒ gǎnjué hěn nèijiù.) I lied to him so I feel guilty.
愧疚 (kuì jiù) Shame
Another word we can create with 疚 (jiù) is 愧疚 (kuì jiù). This means shame and it is more being ashamed and guilty. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 愧 comes from 惭愧 (cán kuì) which means ashamed and 疚 comes from 内疚 which as we learned before, means guilty conscience. A way of using it in a sentence is 愧疚的她一个人躲在角落。(Kuìjiù de tā yīgè rén duǒ zài jiǎoluò.) She hid in the corner in shame.
歉疚 (qiàn jiù) Remorse
Finally, we can create the word 歉疚 (qiàn jiù) which means remorse. An example sentence here is 他对他的错误导致的后果没有丝毫的歉疚。(Tā duì tā de cuòwù dǎozhì de hòuguǒ méiyǒu sīháo de qiànjiù.) He has no remorse for the consequences of his mistakes.