Today’s word of the day is 抗 (kàng) which means ‘to resist’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 抗 (kàng).
对抗 (duì kàng) To confront
The first word is 对抗 (duì kàng) which means ‘to confront’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 对 means ‘to’ and 抗 means ‘to resist’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 她不会和你对抗的，他胆子太小了。(Tā bú huì hé nǐ duìkàng de, tā dǎnzi tài xiǎole.) She won’t confront you, she doesn’t have the guts to do so.
抗议 (kàng yì) Protest
Another word we can create with 抗 (kàng) is 抗议 (kàng yì). This means ‘protest’. A way of using it in a sentence is 抗议爆发成一场暴乱。(Kàngyì bàofā chéngyī chǎng bàoluàn.) The protest turned into a riot.
抗菌 (kàng jūn) Anti-bacterial
Finally, we can create the word 抗菌 (kàng jūn) which means ‘anti-bacterial’. The 菌here means bacteria. A way of using it in a sentence is 抗菌洗手液多少钱一瓶？ (Kàngjūn xǐshǒu yè duōshǎo qián yī píng?) How much is a bottle of hand sanitizer?