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Answer to 4 Ways to Use “息 (Xī)”; Learn Them All with This Quiz

Jun. 26, 2019

Answers:
1. C
2. A
3. D
4. B

Analysis:

休息 (Xiūxi) to rest; take a break; recess

利息 (Lìxi) interest

消息 (Xiāoxi) news; information

息怒 (Xīnù) cease to be angry

Note:

When “息 ()” is used as a noun, it means “interest”, normally matched with “利 ()”, hence “利息 (lìxī) interest”, and it also means “news”, hence “消息 (xiāoxī) message”.

When “息 ()” is used as a verb, it means to rest, hence “休息 (xiūxī) rest”, or it means to cease, such as words like “息怒 (xīnù) cease being angry”.

Context:

Tā líkāi jiā yǐjīng yì nián le, dào xiànzài hái méiyǒu rènhé xiāoxi.
他离开家已经一年了,到现在还没有任何消息。
He has been away from home for a year and so far we have heard nothing from him.

Nǐ kàn shàngqù tài lèi le, lǐyīng hǎohǎo xiūxi yíxià.
你看上去太累了,理应好好休息一下。
You look so tired that you should take a break.

Qǐng xīnù, tā búshì yǒuyì màofàn nǐ de.
请息怒, 他不是有意冒犯你的。
Please cease being angry. He didn’t mean to offend you.

Zhè zhǒng dàikuǎn fāngshì zhǐ shōuqǔ 4% de lìxi.
这种贷款方式只收取4%的利息。
This kind of loan charges only 4% interest.

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