Today’s word of the day is 幸 (xìng) which means ‘fortunate’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 幸 (xìng).
幸福 (xìng fú) Happiness
The first word is 幸福 (xìng fú) which means ‘happiness’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 幸 means ‘happiness’ and 福 means ‘blessing’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 幸福是买不到的。(Xìngfú shì mǎi bù dào de.) Happiness cannot be bought.
幸运 (xìng yùn) Lucky
Another word we can create with 幸 (xìng) is 幸运 (xìng yùn). This means ‘lucky’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我很幸运，被选中了。(Wǒ hěn xìngyùn, bèi xuǎnzhòngle.) I’m so lucky, I’ve been chosen.
不幸 (bú xìng) Unlucky
Finally, we can create the word 不幸 (bú xìng) which means ‘unlucky’. The 不 here means ‘not’. A way of using it in a sentence is 很不幸的是下雨了！ (Hěn búxìng de shì xià yǔle) The unlucky thing is it is raining!