Today’s word of the day is 限 (xiàn) which means ‘limit’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 限 (xiàn).
有限 (yǒu xiàn) Limited
The first word is 有限 (yǒu xiàn) which means ‘limited’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 有 means ‘to have’ and 限 means ‘limit’. A way of using it in a sentence is 地球上的资源是有限的。 (Dìqiú shàng de zīyuán shì yǒuxiàn de.) The resources on Earth are limited.
无限 (wú xiàn) Unlimited
Another word we can create with 限 (xiàn) which is the opposite of 有限 is 无限 (wú xiàn). This means unlimited. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 无 means ‘no’, and 限 means ‘limit’. If you like seafood, wouldn’t it be great to have a 龙虾自助餐无限量吃 (Lóngxiā zìzhùcān wúxiàn liàng chī.) All-you-can-eat lobster buffet.
期限 (qī xiàn) Deadline
Finally, we can create the word 期限 (qī xiàn) which means ‘deadline’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我不知道今天是期限。(Wǒ bù zhīdào jīntiān shì qīxiàn.) I didn’t know today was the deadline.