新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) Happy New Year to all of our students!
We are happy that you choose to continue increasing your Chinese vocabulary base with us in the new year.
Today’s word of the day is 准 (zhǔn) which means ‘to allow’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 准 (zhǔn).
准备 (zhǔn bèi) To prepare
The first word is 准备 (zhǔn bèi) which means ‘to prepare’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我要准备早饭。(Wǒ yào zhǔnbèi zǎofàn.) I need to prepare breakfast.
标准 (biāo zhǔn) Standard
Another word we can create with 准 (zhǔn) is 标准 (biāo zhǔn). This is a noun that means standard. A way of using it in a sentence is 你的择偶标准太高了。(Nǐ de zé'ǒu biāozhǔn tài gāole.) Your criteria for choosing a spouse is too high.
准确 (zhǔn què) Accurate
Finally, we can create the word 准确 (zhǔn què) which is a noun that means accurate. A positive affirmation that you should repeat to yourself is 我能准确流利地说中文。(Wǒ néng zhǔnquè liúlì dì shuō zhōngwén.) I speak Chinese accurately and fluently.