Today’s word of the day is 射 (shè) which means ‘to shoot’ Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 射 (shè).
辐射 (fú shè) Radiation
The first word is 辐射 (fú shè) which is a noun that means ‘radiation’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 手机辐射的危害到底有多大？(Shǒujī fúshè de wēihài dàodǐ yǒu duōdà?) How harmful is mobile phone radiation?
射手 (shè shǒu) Archer
Another word we can create with 射 (shè) is 射手 (shè shǒu). This is a noun that means ‘archer’, or in the game of soccer, this refers to the striker. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 射 means ‘to shoot’ and 手 means ‘hand’. A way of using it in a sentence is 再好的射手也有脱靶时。(Zài hǎo de shèshǒu yěyǒu tuōbǎ shí.) Even the best strikers miss.
发射 (fā shè) To launch
Finally, we can create the word 发射 (fā shè) which means ‘to launch’. The 发 here means ‘to send’. A way of using it in a sentence is 人类发射了很多卫星。(Rénlèi fāshèle hěnduō wèixīng.) Humans have launched many satellites.