Today's word of the day is 自動 which means automatic.
In mandarin it is pronounced zìdòng.
The reason I chose this today is that it is a useful phrase to recognize visually if you happen to play Super Mario Maker. Many japanese levels that are automatic have this in their name somewhere, so when playing you will know they are (most likely) automatic levels.
I plan to update this blog with a new chinese word every day, probably with some kind of theme each week. We'll see how it goes.