Today’s word of the day is 中 (zhōng) which means middle. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 中 (zhōng).
中国 (zhōng guó) China
The first word is of course 中国 (zhōng guó) which means China. Let’s look at each character of this word, 中 means middle and 国 (guó) means country. A way of using it in a sentence is 中国经济发展迅速。(Zhōngguó jīngjì fāzhǎn xùnsù.) China's economy is developing rapidly.
中午 (zhōng wǔ) Noon
Another word we can create with 中 (zhōng) is 中午 (zhōng wǔ). This means noon. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 中 means middle and 午means noon. A way of using it in a sentence is 中午你想吃什么？(Zhōngwǔ nǐ xiǎng chī shénme?) What do you want to eat for lunch?
中码 (zhōng mǎ) Medium Size
Finally, we can create the word 中码 (zhōng mǎ) which means medium size. Maybe at a clothing store, a worker might ask you what size you wear and you can respond: 我穿中码。 (Wǒ chuān zhōng mǎ.) I wear medium size.