Today’s word of the day is 请 (qǐng) which means ‘please’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 请 (qǐng).
请坐 (qǐng zuò) Please sit
The first phrase is 请坐 (qǐng zuò) which means ‘please sit’. In school, you may hear your teacher tell you to 请坐好。(Qǐng zuò hǎo) which means ‘please sit properly’.
请问 (qǐng wèn) Please may I ask
Another phrase we can create with 请 (qǐng) is 请问 (qǐng wèn). This means ‘please may I ask’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 请 means please and 问means ask. A way of using it in a sentence is 请问银行在哪里？(Qǐngwèn yínháng zài nǎlǐ?) May I ask where the bank is?
请进 (qǐng jìn) Please enter
Finally, we can create the word 请进 (qǐng jìn) which means ‘please enter’. You may hear this when you are visiting a Chinese friend’s house and they tell you to come in.