I am a newbie and I see that some different words use the same character. How do I find their meanings of these characters on my own? Or do I ask here?
For example, husband and student each end with 生, which in pinyan is sheng with a neutral tone. What does this character mean? And how does this relate to husband, where the first character appears to be “first?”
Similarly, wife (laopo) and teacher (laoshi) each begin with the character 媳. What does this mean?
And then recreation park and company each begin with first tone gong 公. What does this mean? Space for a dedicated activity? So more specific than difang?