Today’s word of the day is 难 (nán) which means difficult. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 难 (nán).
难得 (nán dé) Hard to come by
The first word is 难得 (nán dé) which means ‘hard to come by’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 难 means difficult and 得 (dé) means gain. A way of using it in a sentence is 这是一个非常难得的机会。 (Zhè shì yīgè fēicháng nándé de jīhuì.) This is an opportunity that is extremely hard to come by.
难过 (nán guò) To feel sad
Another word we can create with 难 (nán) is 难过 (nán guò). This means ‘to feel sad’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 难 means difficult and 过means to pass. A way of using it in a sentence is 她要离开了，我很难过。(Tā yào líkāile, wǒ hěn nánguò.) She is leaving, I’m sad.
难道 (nán dào) Don't tell me
Finally, we can create the word 难道 (nán dào) which means ‘don’t tell me’. For example, 今天是我 的生日，难道你不知道吗？ (Jīntiān shì wǒ de shēngrì, nándào nǐ bù zhīdào ma?) Today is my birthday, don’t tell me that you don’t know.