Today’s word of the day is 消 (xiāo) which means to disappear. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases and sentences with 消 (xiāo).
消息 (xiāo xi) News
The first word is 消息 (xiāo xi) which means ‘news’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 消 means to disappear and 息 (xī) means interest. A way of using it in a sentence is 没消息就是好消息。(Méi xiāoxi jiùshì hǎo xiāoxi.) No news is good news.
取消 (qǔ xiāo) To cancel
Another word we can create with 消 (xiāo) is 取消 (qǔ xiāo). This means ‘to cancel’. A way of using it in a sentence is 航班被取消了。(Hángbān bèi qǔxiāole.) The flight has been canceled.
消灭 (xiāo miè) To wipe out
Finally we can create the word 消灭 (xiāo miè) which means ‘to wipe out’. A way of using it in a sentence is 一九七九年, 人类成功消灭了天花病毒。(Yījiǔqījiǔ nián, rénlèi chénggōng xiāomièle tiānhuā bìngdú.) In 1979, humans successfully wiped out smallpox.