Today’s word of the day is 止 (zhǐ) which means ‘to end’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 止 (zhǐ).
停止 (tíng zhǐ) To stop completely
The first word is 停止 (tíng zhǐ) which means ‘to stop completely’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 停 means ‘to stop’ and 止means ‘to end’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 停止抵抗！ (Tíngzhǐ dǐkàng!) Stop resisting!
禁止 (jìn zhǐ) To prohibit
Another word we can create with 止 (zhǐ) is 禁止 (jìn zhǐ). This means ‘to prohibit’. A way of using it in a sentence is 这里禁止吸烟。(Zhèlǐ jìnzhǐ xīyān.) Smoking is prohibited here.
防止 (fáng zhǐ) To prevent
Finally, we can create the word 防止 (fáng zhǐ) which means ‘to prevent’. A way of using it in a sentence is 怎么防止这种疾病蔓延呢？ (Zěnme fángzhǐ zhè zhǒng jíbìng mànyán ne?) How can the spreading of this type of disease be prevented?