Today’s word of the day is 视 (shì) which means ‘to look at'. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 视 (shì).
电视 (diàn shì) Television
The first word is 电视 (diàn shì) which means ‘television’. A way of using it in a sentence is 请把电视关掉。(Qǐng bǎ diànshì guān diào.) Please switch off the television.
监视 (jiān shì) To monitor
Another word we can create with 视 (shì) is 监视 (jiān shì). This means ‘to monitor’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 监means ‘to inspect’ and 视 (shì) means ‘to look at'. A way of using it in a sentence is 你是不是一直在暗中监视我？(Nǐ shì búshì yīzhí zài ànzhōng jiānshì wǒ?) Have you been secretly monitoring me all along?
歧视 (qí shì) To discriminate
Finally, we can create the word 歧视 (qí shì) which means ‘to discriminate’. A way of using it in a sentence is 不要歧视任何人。(Búyào qíshì rènhé rén.) Don’t discriminate against anyone.