Today’s word of the day is 忙 (máng) which means busy. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 忙 (máng).
帮忙 (bāng máng) To lend a hand
The first word is 帮忙 (bāng máng) which means ‘to lend a hand’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 帮 means help and 忙 means busy. A way of using it in a sentence is 明天你能帮忙搬家吗？(Míngtiān nǐ néng bāng máng bānjiā ma?) Can you lend me a hand to move house tomorrow?
匆忙 (cōng máng) Hurried
Another word we can create with 忙 (máng) is 匆忙 (cōng máng). This means hurried. A way of using it in a sentence is 我们在离开前匆忙收拾行李。(Wǒmen zài líkāi qián cōng máng shōushi xínglǐ.) We hurriedly packed our luggage before leaving.
忙乱 (máng luàn) Hectic
Finally, we can create the word 忙乱 (máng luàn) which means hectic. The 乱 here means messy. A way of using it in a sentence is 这家店里总是人来人往，一片忙乱的景象。(Zhè jiā diàn lǐ zǒng shì rén lái rén wǎng, yīpiàn máng luàn de jǐngxiàng.) The store is always bustling with people, a scene of hectic activity.