Today’s word of the day is 同 (tóng) which means ‘same’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 同 (tóng).
同学 (tóng xué) Classmate
The first word is 同学 (tóng xué) which is a noun that means classmate. Let’s look at each character of this word, 同 means same and 学 means ‘to learn’. A way of using it in a sentence is 他是我的同学。(Tā shì wǒ de tóngxué.) He is my classmate.
同意 (tóng yì) To agree
Another word we can create with 同 (tóng) is 同意 (tóng yì). This means ‘to agree’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 同 means same and 意means meaning. A way of using it in a sentence is 我同意这个观点。(Wǒ tóngyì zhège guāndiǎn.) I agree with this viewpoint.
同情 (tóng qíng) Sympathy
Finally, we can create the word 同情 (tóng qíng) which means sympathy or can be used as a verb to mean ‘to sympathize’. The 情here means emotion and it is logical to remember because if you share the same emotion with another person, you can sympathize with them. A way of using it in a sentence is 我同情你。 (Wǒ tóngqíng nǐ.) I sympathize with you.