Today’s word of the day is 爆 (bào) which means ‘to explode’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 爆 (bào).
爆炸 (bào zhà) Explosion
The first word is 爆炸 (bào zhà) which is a noun that means explosion. A way of using it in a sentence is: 爆炸的原因是什么？(Bàozhà de yuányīn shì shénme?) What was the reason for the explosion?
爆发 (bào fā) To erupt
Another word we can create with 爆 (bào) is 爆发 (bào fā). This means ‘to erupt’. A way of using it in a sentence is 战争随时可能爆发。(Zhànzhēng suíshí kěnéng bàofā.) War can erupt at any time.
火爆 (huǒ bào) Hot tempered
Finally, we can create the word 火爆 (huǒ bào) which means hot-tempered. The 火 here means fire. A way of using it in a sentence is 两个脾气火爆的人能在一起过一辈子吗？(Liǎng gè píqì huǒbào de rén néng zài yīqǐguò yībèizi ma?) Can two hot-tempered people live a lifetime together?