Today’s word of the day is 全 (quán) and it means complete. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 全 (quán).
全国 (quán guó) Whole country
全国 (quán guó) means the whole country. Let’s look at each character of this word, 全means complete and 国means country. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我想一个人把全国旅游一遍。(Wǒ xiǎng yīgè rén bǎ quánguó lǚyóu yībiàn.) I want to travel the country by myself once.
完全 (wán quán) Complete
Another word we can create with 完全 (wán quán). This is an adverb that means completely. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 完 means “to finish” or “to complete”, 全 means “complete”. A way of using it in a sentence is 这完全是两码事。(Zhè wánquán shì liǎngmǎshì.) These are two completely different matters.
安全 (ān quán) Safe
Finally, we can create the word 安全 (ān quán) which is an adjective that means ‘safe’. 安means peace and 全 means complete, so it literally means ‘complete peace’. A way of using it in a sentence is 请注意安全。 (qǐng zhù yì ān quán.) Please pay attention to safety. You may hear this in airports or other public places.