Today’s word of the day is 往 (wǎng) which means to go. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 往 (wǎng).
往往 (wǎng wǎng) Often
The first word is 往往 (wǎng wǎng) which is an adverb that means often. A way of using it in a sentence is 下雨天往往不太好打车。(Xià yǔtiān wǎngwǎng bú tài hǎo dǎchē.)
It’s often difficult to get a taxi on rainy days. This is a situation that you may see often in China. The reason is that many people have already ordered their taxis in advance so taxi drivers don’t stop for people on the road.
往来 (wǎng lái) Dealings
Another word we can create with 往 (wǎng) is 往来 (wǎng lái). This means dealings. 往 means go and 来 means come, so overall it literally means back and forth, which is how dealings are usually like. A way of using it in a sentence is 我过去和他常有业务往来。(Wǒ guòqù hé tā cháng yǒu yèwù wǎnglái.) I often did business with him in the past.
交往 (jiāo wǎng) To interact with
Finally, we can create the word 交往 (jiāo wǎng) which means to interact with. A way of using this word in a sentence is 他不知道怎样和人交往。(Tā bù zhīdào zěnyàng hé rén jiāowǎng.) He doesn’t know how to interact with people.