In Chinese, very often 2 to 4 characters are formed into compound words or phrases.
Many of them are directly explained but some could have quite different meanings which unfortunatly have to learn just like learning irregulars in western languages.
This list of compound words are selected from characters introduced in app categories:
Starts with mostly used one: numbers category, in chinese numbers are used for name of month, week and day.
Compound words of the month: Feb 2012
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Compound words of the month: Feb. 2012
category: 星 + 期 (xīng qí): week
星 (xīng) = star
期 (qí) = term, period
星 + 期 + 一 (xīngqí yī) = Monday
星期二 (xīng qí èr) = Tuesday
星期三 (xīngqí sān) = Wednesday
星期四 (xīngqí sì) = Thursday
星期五 (xīngqí wǔ) = Friday
星期六 (xīngqí liù) = Saturday
星期日 (xīngqí rì) = Sunday