Today’s word of the day is 早 (zǎo) which means ‘early’ or ‘morning’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 早 (zǎo).
早餐 (zǎo cān) Breakfast
The first word is 早餐 (zǎo cān) which means ‘breakfast’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 早 means morning, and 餐 means meal. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你早餐想吃什么？ (Nǐ zǎocān xiǎng chī shénme?) What do you want to eat for breakfast?
迟早 (chí zǎo) Sooner or later
Another word we can create with 早 (zǎo) is 迟早 (chí zǎo). This means ‘sooner or later’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 迟 means late, and 早 means early. A way of using it in a sentence is 他迟早会后悔。(Tā chízǎo huì hòuhuǐ.) He will regret it sooner or later.
早起 (zǎo qǐ) To wake up early
Finally, we can create the word 早起 (zǎo qǐ) which means ‘to wake up early’. The 起 here means to get up. A way of using it in a sentence is 早睡早起对我们有好处。(Zǎo shuì zǎoqǐ duì wǒmen yǒu hǎochù.) It's good for us to go to bed early and get up early.