Today’s word of the day is 护 (hù) which is a noun that means to protect. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 护 (hù).
护士 (hù shi) Nurse
The first word is 护士 (hù shi) which is a noun that means nurse. Let’s look at each character of this word, 护 means to protect and 士 (shì) means specialist worker. A way of using it in a sentence is 我姐姐是护士。(Wǒ jiějie shì hùshi.) My older sister is a nurse.
维护 (wéi hù) To maintain
Another word we can create with 护 (hù) is 维护 (wéi hù). This means to maintain. A way of using it in a sentence is 我负担不起大房子的维护费。(Wǒ fùdān bù qǐ dà fángzi de wéihù fèi.) I cannot afford the maintenance fee of a large house. This might be a common situation for students who usually live in dormitories.
拥护 (yōng hù) To support
Finally, we can create the word 拥护 (yōng hù) which means to support or stand up for. The 拥 here means to have. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们拥护自由和正义。(Wǒmen yōnghù zìyóu hé zhèngyì.) We stand up for freedom and justice.