Today’s word of the day is 消 (xiāo) which means ‘to disappear’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 消 (xiāo).
消费 (xiāo fèi) To spend
The first word is 消费 (xiāo fèi) which means ‘to spend'. Let’s look at each character of this word, 消 means ‘to disappear’ and 费 means ‘fee’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你一个月消费多少钱？(Nǐ yīgè yuè xiāofèi duōshǎo qián?) How much do you spend in a month?
消息 (xiāo xi) News
Another word we can create with 消 (xiāo) is 消息 (xiāo xi). This means ‘news’. A way of using it in a sentence is 听到这个消息后，我很开心。(Tīng dào zhège xiāoxi hòu, wǒ hěn kāixīn.) I‘m happy after hearing this news.
取消 (qǔ xiāo) To cancel
Finally we can create the word 取消 (qǔ xiāo) which means ‘to cancel’. A way of using it in a sentence is 因为天气原因，演唱会取消了。(Yīnwèi tiānqì yuányīn, yǎnchàng huì qǔxiāole.) Due to the weather, the concert was cancelled.