In my own language (Dutch) I can (jokingly) point at something that is decaying (or perhaps my tea getting cold, or my desk being disorderly) and utter the single word: ‘entropy’. Or I can, out of the blue, say (again, jokingly): ‘I hate entropy’.
Considering that ‘entropy’ is simply shāng in Chinese, which, apart from 熵, can also be 商, 傷 or 墒, is either of these statements that I can make in Dutch, also possible in the Chinese spoken language (without being unintelligible)? (Pointing and saying shāng, or perhaps wǒ tǎoyàn shāng.) If not, would there be a work-around that still involves the concept of entropy, or is 熵 restricted to a physics class and/or the written language?