Today’s word of the day is 声 (shēng) which is a noun that means sound. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 声 (shēng).
声音 (shēng yīn) Voice / Sound
The first word is 声音 (shēng yīn) which is a noun that means voice or sound. A way of using it in a sentence is 请把声音关小一点。(Qǐng bǎ shēngyīn guān xiǎo yīdiǎn.) Please turn down the volume of the sound. Say this if maybe you are living with roommates and they play music too loud at night.
大声 (dà shēng) Loud sound
Another word we can create with 声 (shēng) is 大声 (dà shēng). This means a loud sound. 大 means big. A way of using it in a sentence is 请不要在图书馆里大声喧哗。(Qǐng bú yào zài túshū guǎn lǐ dàshēng xuānhuá.) Please do not make loud noises in the library.
低声 (dī shēng) Low voice
Finally, we can create the word 低声 (dī shēng) which means low voice. 低 means low. An expression with this word is 低声下气 (dī sheng xià qì) which means to lower one’s voice and be more humble and softly spoken.