Today’s word of the day is 收 (shōu) which means ‘to receive’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 收 (shōu).
收拾 (shōu shi) To tidy
The first word is 收拾 (shōu shi) which means ‘to tidy’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我整天都在收拾房间。(Wǒ zhěng tiān dōu zài shōushi fángjiān.) I have been cleaning my room the whole day.
收集 (shōu jí) To collect
Another word we can create with 收 (shōu) is 收集 (shōu jí). This means ‘to collect’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 收 means ‘to collect’ and 集 means ‘set’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你喜欢收集什么东西？ (Nǐ xǐhuan shōují shénme dōngxi) What do you like to collect?
收入 (shōu rù) Income
Finally, we can create the word 收入 (shōu rù) which means ‘income’. The 入 here means ‘enter’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这份工作的收入非常高。(Zhè fèn gōngzuò de shōurù fēicháng gāo.) The salary for this job is very high.