Today’s word of the day is 责 (zé) which means ‘duty’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 责 (zé).
负责 (fù zé) To be responsible for
The first word is 负责 (fù zé) which means ‘to be responsible for'. Let’s look at each character of this word, 负 means burden and 责means duty. A way of using it in a sentence is 这件事是你负责的。(Zhè jiàn shì shì nǐ fùzé de.) You were responsible for this matter.
责任 (zé rèn) Responsibility
Another word we can create with 责 (zé) is 责任 (zé rèn). This means ‘responsibility’. A way of using it in a sentence is 救人是医生的责任。(Jiù rén shì yīshēng de zérèn.) Saving lives is the responsibility of the doctor.
指责 (zhǐ zé) To accuse
Finally, we can create the word 指责 (zhǐ zé) which means ‘to accuse’. The 指 here means ‘to point’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你有什么资格指责我。(Nǐ yǒu shén me zīgé zhǐzé wǒ.) Who are you to accuse me?