Today’s word of the day is 预 (yù) which means ‘in advance’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 预 (yù).
预计 (yù jì) Estimate
The first word is 预计 (yù jì) which means ‘to estimate’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 预 means ‘in advance’ and 计 means ‘count’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 飞机预计几点到？ (Fēijī yùjì jǐ diǎn dào?) What is the estimated time of arrival for the flight?
预报 (yù bào) Forecast
Another word we can create with 预 (yù) is 预报 (yù bào). This means ‘forecast’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 预 means ‘in advance’ and 报means ‘to report’. A way of using it in a sentence is 天气预报一点也不可靠。(Tiānqì yùbào yīdiǎn yě bù kěkào.) The weather forecast isn’t reliable at all.
预防 (yù fáng) To prevent
Finally, we can create the word 预防 (yù fáng) which means ‘to prevent’. The 防 means ‘to defend’. A way of using it in a sentence is 预防病毒佩戴口罩十分重要。(Yùfáng bìngdú pèidài kǒuzhào shí fèn zhòngyào.) Wearing masks is very important in preventing the transmission of viruses.