Today’s word of the day is 时 (shí) which means ‘time’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 时 (shí).
随时 (suí shí) At any time
The first word is 随时 (suí shí) which means ‘at any time’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 随 means to adapt, and 时 means time. A way of using it in a sentence is 有什么问题随时联系我。 (Yǒu shén me wèntí suíshí liánxì wǒ.) If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
平时 (píng shí) Usually
Another word we can create with 时 (shí) is 平时 (píng shí). This means usually. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 平 means average and 时means time. A way of using it in a sentence is 我平时都不怎么玩游戏。(Wǒ píngshí dōu bù zěn me wán yóuxì.) I don’t usually play games.
准时 (zhǔn shí) On time
Finally, we can create the word 准时 (zhǔn shí) which means on time. The 准here means exact. So it literally means ‘exact time’ A way of using it in a sentence is 你要准时到。 (Nǐ yào zhǔnshí dào.) You have to be on time.