Today’s word of the day is 望 (wàng) which means ‘hope’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 望 (wàng).
希望 (xī wàng) Hope
The first word is 希望 (xī wàng) which means hope. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我希望你今天、明天和你的一生都快乐。(Wǒ xīwàng nǐ jīntiān, míngtiān hé nǐ de yīshēng dōu kuàilè.) I hope you are happy today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.
失望 (shī wàng) Disappointment
Another word we can create with 望 (wàng) is 失望 (shī wàng). This means disappointment. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 失 means ‘to lose’ and 望means ‘hope’, so it means 'to lose hope'. A way of using it in a sentence is 我对你很失望。(Wǒ duì nǐ hěn shīwàng.) I am disappointed in you.
绝望 (jué wàng) Despair
Finally, we can create the word 绝望 (jué wàng) which means despair. A way of using it in a sentence is 不要绝望。 (Búyào juéwàng.) Don’t despair.