In these posts I will be discussing a single character in Mandarin Chinese, and giving a few example sentences using it.
Today’s character or hanzi 汉字 is 目 mù.
目 mù = eye
目标 mùbiāo = objective/target/goal
目的 mùdì = intention
目的地 mùdìdì = destination
目光 mùguāng = a look (noun, not the verb ‘to look’ which is ‘kàn’ 看)
目前 mùqián = present (as in ‘nowadays’ – not a ‘gift’)
As you can see, there are lots of similar words using 目 which translate into something being in your sights.
Let’s look at some examples:
你的目的是什么？nǐde mùdì shì shénme? – What’s your intention?
他的目光很严厉 tāde mùguāng hěn yánlì – His look is very severe.
我目前不在那儿工作 – wǒ mùqián bù zài nàr gōngzuò – I don’t currently work there
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