Today’s word of the day is 怕 (pà) which means ‘to be afraid’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 怕 (pà).
怕热 (pàrè) Heat sensitive
The first word is 怕热 (pàrè) which means to be heat sensitive, these are the people who don’t like hot weather. Let’s look at each character of this word, 怕 means to be afraid and 热 means hot. A way of using it in a sentence is 我怕热，夏天经常开空调。(Wǒ pàrè, xiàtiān jīngcháng kāi kōngtiáo.) I am sensitive to heat and often turn on the air conditioner in summer.
怕死 (pà sǐ) To be cowardly
Another word we can create with 怕 (pà) is 怕死 (pà sǐ). To be cowardly. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 怕 means to be afraid and 死 means death. A way of using it in a sentence is 他很怕死，从不参加任何冒险的活动。(Tā hěn pàsǐ, cóng bù cānjiā rènhé màoxiǎn de huódòng.) He is very cowardly and never participates in any adventurous activities.
怕麻烦 (pàmáfan) To avoid hassle or troubling someone
Finally, we can create the word 怕麻烦 (pàmáfan) which means to avoid hassle or troubling someone. The 麻烦 here means trouble. A way of using it in a sentence is 我怕麻烦，所以一般都尽量自己解决问题。(Wǒ pàmáfan, suǒyǐ yībān dōu jǐnliàng zìjǐ jiějué wèntí.) I would like to avoid hassle, so I usually try to solve problems by myself as much as possible.