Today’s word of the day is 性 (xìng) which means nature. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 性 (xìng).
耐性 (nài xìng) Patience
The first word is 耐性 (nài xìng) which is a noun that means patience. Let’s look at each character of this word, 耐 means durable and 性 (xìng) means nature. A way of using it in a sentence is 学汉语需要耐性。 (Xué hànyǔ xūyào nàixìng.) Learning the Chinese language requires patience. So don’t give up!
性格 (xìng gé) Personality
Another word we can create with 性 (xìng) is 性格 (xìng gé). This means personality. A way of using it in a sentence is 我很喜欢她的性格。(Wǒ hěn xǐhuan tā de xìnggé.) I really like his personality. Use this to describe someone who you think is very cool!
理性 (lǐ xìng) Rational
Finally, we can create the word 理性 (lǐ xìng) which means rational. The 理 here means reason. A way of using it in a sentence is 他是一个很理性的人。(Tā shì yīgè hěn lǐxìng de rén.) He is a very rational person.