Today’s word of the day is 作 (zuò) which means ‘to make’ or ‘to do’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 作 (zuò).
作弊 (zuò bì) To cheat
The first word is 作弊 (zuò bì) which means ‘to cheat’. A way of using it in a sentence is: 她在考试中作弊时被抓到了。(Tā zài kǎoshì zhōng zuòbì shí bèi zhuā dàole.) She was caught cheating in the middle of her exams.
作恶 (zuò è) To do evil
Another word we can create with 作 (zuò) is 作恶 (zuò è). This means ‘to do evil’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 作 means ‘to do’ and 恶 means ‘evil’. A way of using it in a sentence is 她一生作恶无数，害人无数。(Tā yīshēng zuò'è wúshù, hài rén wúshù.) She has done countless evil acts in her life and has harmed countless people.
作废 (zuò fèi) To be invalid
Finally, we can create the word 作废 (zuò fèi) which means ‘to be invalid’. The 废 here means waste. A way of using it in a sentence is 这张优惠券过期作废了。(Zhè zhāng yōuhuì quàn guòqī zuòfèile.) You have a great figure! Use this when you want to give someone a big compliment.