Today’s word of the day is 打 (dǎ) which is a verb that means ‘to hit’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 打 (dǎ).
打车 (dǎ chē) To take a taxi
The first word is 打车 (dǎ chē) which means ‘to take a taxi’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 打 means to hit and 车 means car. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们打车回家吧。(Wǒmen dǎchē huí jiā ba.) Let’s take a taxi back home.
打扮 (dǎ bàn) To dress up
Another word we can create with 打 (dǎ) is 打扮 (dǎ bàn). This means ‘to dress up’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 打 means to hit and 扮 means to play a role. A way of using it in a sentence is 你今天打扮得很漂亮。(Nǐ jīntiān dǎbàn de hěn piàoliang.) You have dressed up beautifully today.
打工 (dǎ gōng) To work
Finally, we can create the word 打工 (dǎ gōng) which means ‘to work’. The 工 here means work. This normally refers to part-time or casual work and not working in a full-time office job. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想去打工挣点零花钱。(Wǒ xiǎng qù dǎgōng zhēng diǎn línghuā qián.) I want to work to earn some pocket money.