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) Clear-headed
The first word is 清醒 (qīng xǐng) which means 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 喝了一杯咖啡后，我感觉变得更加清醒了。(Hēle yī bēi kāfēi hòu, wǒ gǎnjué biàn dé gèngjiā qīngxǐng le.) After having a cup of coffee, I felt more awake and clear-headed.
清淡 (qīngdàn) Mild
Another word we can create with 清 (qīng) is 清淡 (qīngdàn). This means mild. A way of using it in a sentence is 这道菜的味道很清淡，适合喜欢清淡口味的人。(Zhè dào cài de wèidào hěn qīngdàn, shìhé xǐhuan qīngdàn kǒuwèi de rén.) This dish has a mild taste, suitable for people who prefer mild flavors.
清爽 (qīng shuǎng) Refreshing
Finally, we can create the word 清爽 (qīng shuǎng) which means ‘refreshing’. A way of using it in a sentence is 在炎热的夏天，喝一杯冰镇饮料非常清爽。(Zài yánrè de xiàtiān, hē yī bēi bīngzhèn yǐnliào fēicháng qīngshuǎng.) On a hot summer day, drinking a glass of chilled beverage is very refreshing.