Today’s word of the day is 马 (mǎ) which is a noun that means horse. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 马 (mǎ).
骑马 (qí mǎ) To horse ride
The first word is 骑马 (qí mǎ) which means to horse ride. Let’s look at each character of this word, 骑means to ride and 马 (mǎ) means horse. A way of using it in a sentence is: 你会骑马吗？ (Nǐ huì qímǎ ma?) Can you ride a horse?
马上 (mǎ shàng) Immediately
Another word we can create with 马 (mǎ) is 马上 (mǎ shàng). This is an adverb that means immediately. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 马 means horse and 上means top. A way of using it in a sentence is 我马上就下来。(Wǒ mǎshàng jiù xiàlái.) I will come down immediately.
马虎 (mǎ hu) Sloppy
Finally, we can create the word 马虎 (mǎ hu) which is an adjective that means sloppy. 虎 actually means tiger, so the word literally means horse tiger. A way of using it in a sentence is 这人太马虎。 (Zhè rén tài mǎhu.) This person is too sloppy.