Today’s word of the day is 究 (jiū) [REPEAT] which means ‘to investigate'. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 究 (jiū).
研究 (yán jiū) Research
The first word is 研究 (yán jiū) which means ‘research’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 癌症研究的最新进展是什么? (Áizhèng yánjiū de zuìxīn jìnzhǎn shì shénme?) What are the latest advances in cancer research?
追究 (zhuī jiū) To look into
Another word we can create with 究 (jiū) is 追究 (zhuī jiū). This means ‘to look into’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 追 means ‘to chase’ and 究means ‘to investigate’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们会追究这件事。(Wǒmen huì zhuījiū zhè jiàn shì.) We will look into this matter.
究竟 (jiū jìng) After all
Finally, we can create the word 究竟 (jiū jìng) which means after all. A way of using it in a sentence is 年轻人究竟是年轻人, 精力真好。(Niánqīng rén jiūjìng shì niánqīng rén, jīnglì zhēn hǎo.) Young people are young people after all, they have so much energy.