Today’s word of the day is 帮 (bāng) which means ‘to help’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 帮 (bāng).
黑帮 (hēi bāng) Gang
The first word is 黑帮 (hēi bāng) which means gang. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他是这个黑帮的老大。(Tā shì zhège hēibāng de lǎodà.) He is the boss of this gang.
帮手 (bāng shǒu) Assistant
Another word we can create with 帮 (bāng) is 帮手 (bāng shǒu). This means ‘assistant’ Let’s again look at each character of this word, 帮 means ‘to help’ and 手 means ‘hand’. A way of using it in a sentence is 她正在找一个好帮手。(Tā zhèngzài zhǎo yīgè hǎo bāngshǒu.) She is looking for a good assistant.
帮助 (bang zhù) Assistance
Finally, we can create the word 帮助 (bang zhù) which means ‘assistance’. A way of using it in a sentence is 没有父母的帮助，我不能成功。(Méiyǒu fùmǔ de bāngzhù, wǒ bùnéng chénggōng.) I could not have succeeded without my parent’s assistance.