Today’s word of the day is 实 (shí) which means real. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 实 (shí).
实用 (shí yòng) Practical
The first word is 实用 (shí yòng) which means ‘practical’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 实 means real and 用 (yòng) means use. A way of using it in a sentence is 这台电脑很实用。(Zhè tái diànnǎo hěn shíyòng.) This computer is practical.
充实 (chōng shí) To enrich
Another word we can create with 实 (shí) is 充实 (chōng shí). This means 'to enrich'. A way of using it in a sentence is 读书使人充实。(Dúshū shǐ rén chōngshí.) Reading can enrich a person’s life.
实现 (shí xiàn) To accomplish
Finally, we can create the word 实现 (shí xiàn) which means ‘to accomplish'. The 现here means now. I feel that I’ve accomplished my dream of being able to teach the Chinese language to so many people. Sometimes I wonder, 梦想实现了以后该怎么办？(Mèngxiǎng shíxiànle yǐhòu gāi zěnme bàn?) What should I do after I have accomplished my dreams?