Today’s word of the day is: 有 (yǒu) which means ‘to have’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 有 (yǒu).
没有 (méi yǒu) To not have
The first word is 没有 (méi yǒu) which means ‘to not have’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 如果没有你，我在哪里? (Rúguǒ méiyǒu nǐ, wǒ zài nǎlǐ?) Where would I be if I don’t have you.
只有 (zhǐ yǒu) To only have
Another word we can create with 有 (yǒu) is 只有 (zhǐ yǒu). This means ‘to only have’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 只 means ‘only’, and 有 means ‘to have’. Something your parents may have told you when you were a kid might be 我们只有茶。(Wǒmen zhǐyǒu chá.) We only have tea.
占有 (zhàn yǒu) To hold (a place)
Finally, we can create the word 占有 (zhàn yǒu) which means ‘to hold (a place)’. A way of using it in a sentence is 农业在国民经济中占有重要地位。(Nóngyè zài guómín jīngjì zhōng zhànyǒu zhòngyào dìwèi.) Agriculture holds an important place in the national economy.