Today’s word of the day is 亲 (qīn) which means ‘intimate’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 亲 (qīn).
亲戚 (qīn qi) Relative
The first word is 亲戚 (qīn qi) which means ‘relative’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你有亲戚在海外吗？ (Nǐ yǒu qīnqi zài hǎiwài ma?) Do you have any relatives abroad?
亲自 (qīn zì) Personally
Another word we can create with 亲 (qīn) is 亲自 (qīn zì). This means personally. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 亲 means ‘intimate’ and 自 means ‘oneself’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想亲自给你做饭。(Wǒ xiǎng qīnzì gěi nǐ zuò fàn.) I want to personally cook for you. Say this to someone special.
亲密 (qīn mì) Close
Finally, we can create the word 亲密 (qīn mì) which means ‘close’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我和他的关系越来越亲密了。(Wǒ hé tā de guānxi yuè lái yuè qīnmìle.) My relationship with him has gotten closer.