Today’s word of the day is 打 (dǎ) which means ‘to hit’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 打 (dǎ).
打扫 (dǎsǎo) To clean
The first word is 打扫 (dǎsǎo) which means ‘to clean’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 打 means ‘to hit’ and 扫 means ‘to sweep’. 我每个星期六会打扫房间。(Wǒ měi gè xīngqīliù huì dǎsǎo fángjiān.) I clean the room every Saturday.
打车 (dǎchē) To take a taxi
Another word we can create with 打 (dǎ) is 打车 (dǎchē). This means ‘to take a taxi’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 打 means ‘to hit’ and 车 means ‘car’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我今天早上赶着去机场，所以我决定打车。(Wǒ jīntiān zǎoshang gǎnzhe qù jīchǎng, suǒyǐ wǒ juédìng dǎchē.) I'm in a rush to the airport this morning, so I've decided to take a taxi.
打开 (dǎkāi) To open
Finally, we can create the word 打开 (dǎkāi) which means ‘to open’. A way of using it in a sentence is 请你帮我把窗户打开。(Qǐng nǐ bāng wǒ bǎ chuānghu dǎkāi.) Please help me open the window.