Today’s word of the day is 终 (zhōng) which means ‘end’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 终 (zhōng).
终于 (zhōng yú) Finally
The first word is 终于 (zhōng yú) which means ‘finally’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我终于到家了。(Wǒ zhōngyú dàojiāle.) I finally arrived home.
终身 (zhōng shēn) Lifelong
Another word we can create with 终 (zhōng) is 终身 (zhōng shēn). This means ‘lifelong’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 终 means ‘end’, and 身 means ‘body’. A question you might have is 怎么选择自己的终生伴侣？(Zěnme xuǎnzé zìjǐ de zhōngshēng bànlǚ?) How can you choose your lifelong partner?
终点 (zhōng diǎn) Destination
Finally, we can create the word 终点 (zhōng diǎn) which means ‘destination’. The 点 here means ‘point’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们终于到终点了。(Wǒmen zhōngyú dào zhōngdiǎnle.) We finally reached our destination.