Today’s word of the day is: 请 (qǐng) means ‘to ask’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 请 (qǐng).
邀请 (yāo qǐng) Invite
The first word is 邀请 (yāo qǐng) which means to invite. A way of using it in a sentence is 谢谢你的邀请。 (Xièxie nǐ de yāoqǐng.) Thanks for your invite. You can say this when someone invites you to something and you want to show that you are grateful to them.
申请 (shēn qǐng) To apply
Another word we can create with 请 (qǐng) is 申请 (shēn qǐng). This is a verb that means ‘to apply’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想申请一张信用卡。(Wǒ xiǎng shēnqǐng yī zhāng xìnyòngkǎ.) I want to apply for a credit card.
请客 (qǐng kè) To treat
Finally, we can create the word 请客 (qǐng kè) which means treat. The 客 here means guest, so 请客 is the act of providing another with free food, drink, or entertainment. A way of using it in a sentence is 今天我请客。 (Jīntiān wǒ qǐngkè.) I will treat everyone today.