Today’s word of the day is 清 (qīng) which means ‘clear’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 清 (qīng).
清醒 (qīng xǐng) To be clear-headed
The first word is 清醒 (qīng xǐng) which means ‘to be clear-headed’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 清 means clear and 醒 means awake. A way of using it in a sentence is 我当时非常清醒。 (Wǒ dāngshí fēicháng qīngxǐng.) I was very clear-headed at the time. You’ll hear this phrase in Chinese dramas when the police ask a suspect where they were at the time of a crime being committed.
清洁 (qīng jié) To clean
Another word we can create with 清 (qīng) is 清洁 (qīng jié). This means ‘to clean’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我开了一家清洁公司。(Wǒ kāile yījiā qīngjié gōngsī.) I opened a cleaning company.
清除 (qīng chú) To eliminate
Finally, we can create the word 清除 (qīng chú) which means ‘to eliminate’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你打算从你的日常程序中清除什么？(Nǐ dǎsuàn cóng nǐ de rìcháng chéngxù zhōng qīngchú shénme?) What do you plan to eliminate from your daily routine?