Today’s word of the day is 任 (rèn) means to assign or to appoint. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 任 (rèn).
主任 (zhǔ rèn) Director
The first word is 主任 (zhǔ rèn) which is a noun that means director. Let’s look at each character of this word, 主 means main. A way of using it in a sentence is: 公司的主任在开会。(Gōngsī de zhǔrèn zài kāihuì.) The company directors are having a meeting.
任何 (rèn hé) Any
Another word we can create with 任 (rèn) is 任何 (rèn hé). This means ‘any’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 任 means to assign and 何means what. For example, if you are holding a party, and the guests can come at any time, you can tell them 任何 时候 都 可以 来。(Rènhé shíhòu dōu kěyǐ lái.) You can come at any time.
责任 (zé rèn) Responsibility
Finally, we can create the word 责任 (zé rèn) which means responsibility. The 责 here means duty. A way of using it in a sentence is 作为警察，维护社会治安是他们的责任。(Zuòwéi jǐngchá, wéihù shèhuì zhì'ān shì tāmen de zérèn.) As a cop, it is their responsibility to maintain public order.