Today’s word of the day is 危 (wēi) which means danger. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 危 (wēi).
危机 (wēi jī) Crisis
The first word is 危机 (wēi jī) which is a noun that means crisis. Let’s look at each character of this word, 危 means danger, and 机 (jī) means opportunity. A way of using it in a sentence is 自从金融危机爆发，就业市场越来越不景气了。(Zìcóng jīnróng wēijī bàofā, jiùyè shìchǎng yuè lái yuè bù jǐngqìle.) Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, the job market has been increasingly sluggish.
危险 (wēi xiǎn) Dangerous
Another word we can create with 危 (wēi) is 危险 (wēi xiǎn). This means dangerous. A way of using it in a sentence is 酒喝太多很危险。 (Jiǔ hē tài duō hěn wēixiǎn.) Drinking too much alcohol is dangerous.
危害 (wēi hài) To harm
Finally, we can create the word 危害 (wēi hài) which is a verb that means to harm. A way of using it in a sentence is 糖可以危害健全的牙齿。(Táng kěyǐ wéihài jiànquán de yáchǐ.) Sugar can harm healthy teeth.
Today we looked at the word 危 (wēi) which means danger and we created other words using it, these are 危机 (wēi jī) crisis, 危险 (wēi xiǎn) dangerous and 危害 (wēi hài) to harm.