Today’s word of the day is 送 (sòng) which means to give (as a gift). Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 送 (sòng).
运送 (yùn sòng) To transport / To carry
The first word is 运送 (yùn sòng) which means ‘to transport’ or ‘to carry’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 运 means to move, and 送 means ‘to give’. An example sentence is 上海的交通系统每天运送650万乘客。(Shànghǎi de jiāotōng xìtǒng měitiān yùnsòng 650 wàn chéngkè.) Shanghai's transportation system carries 6.5 million passengers every day.
送别 (sòng bié) Farewell
Another word we can create with 送 (sòng) is 送别 (sòng bié). This means ‘farewell’. A way of using it in a sentence is 经理替我开了一个送别会。(Jīnglǐ tì wǒ kāile yīgè sòngbié huì.) The manager held a farewell party for me.
送礼 (sòng lǐ) To give presents
Finally, we can create the word 送礼 (sòng lǐ) which means ‘to give presents’. 送 means to give and 礼 means present. A good question is 送钱和送礼哪个更好? (Sòng qián hé sònglǐ nǎge gèng hǎo?) Which is better, gifting money or gifting presents?