Today’s word of the day is 习 (xí) which means ‘to practice’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 习 (xí).
习惯 (xí guàn) To be used to
The first word is 习惯 (xí guàn) which means to be used to. Let’s look at each character of this word, 习 means practice and 惯 (guàn) means to be accustomed to. A way of using it in a sentence is 我习惯熬夜。 (Wǒ xíguàn áoyè.) I am used to staying up all night.
实习 (shí xí) Internship
Another word we can create with 习 (xí) is 实习 (shí xí). This means internship. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 实 means true and 习means practice. A way of using it in a sentence is 我申请了一个暑期的实习职位。(Wǒ shēnqǐngle yīgè shǔqí de shíxí zhíwèi.) I applied for a summer internship position.
学习 (xué xí) To study
Finally, we can create the word 学习 (xué xí) which is a noun that means to study. The 学here means to learn. A way of using it in a sentence is 你要好好学习中文！ (Nǐ yào hǎo hǎo xuéxí zhōngwén.) You need to study Chinese hard!