Today’s word of the day is 如 (rú) which means as. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 如 (rú).
如意 (rú yì) According to one's wishes or intentions
The first word is 如意 (rú yì) which means 'according to one's wishes or intentions;. You may see this sentence used in many greeting cards 祝你的所有愿望都能如意。(Zhù nǐ de suǒ yǒu yuàn wàng dōu néng rú yì.) Wishing all your wishes come true as you wish.
如此 (rú cǐ) Like this
Another word we can create with 如 (rú) is 如此 (rú cǐ). This means 'like this'. A way of using it in a sentence is 他的表现如此出色，让大家都非常惊喜。(Tā de biǎo xiàn rú cǐ chū sè, ràng dà jiā dōu fēi cháng jīng xǐ.) He performed so well like this that everyone was surprised.
如初 (rú chū) Like the beginning
Finally, we can create the word 如初 (rú chū) which means like the beginning. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们之间的友谊就像是刚认识时的那样，依然如初。(Wǒ men zhī jiān de yǒu yì jiù xiàng shì gāng rèn shi shí de nà yàng, yī rán rú chū.) The friendship between us is still like it was at the beginning, as fresh as ever.