Today’s word of the day is 坏 (huài) which means ‘bad’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 坏 (huài).
破坏 (pò huài) To destroy
The first word is 破坏 (pò huài) which means ‘to destroy’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 破 means ‘to break’ and 坏 means bad. A way of using it in a sentence is 乱扔垃圾会破坏自然环境。(Luàn rēng lājī huì pòhuài zìrán huánjìng.) Littering destroys the natural environment.
坏人 (huài rén) Bad person / Villain
Another word we can create with 坏 (huài) is 坏人 (huài rén). This means ‘bad person’ or ‘villain’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 坏 means bad and 人 means person. A way of using it in a sentence is 别和坏人结交。(Bié hé huàirén jiéjiāo.) Don’t make friends with bad people.
饿坏 (è huài) Starving to death
Finally, we can create the word 饿坏 (è huài) which means ‘starving to death’. The 饿 here means hungry. A way of using it in a sentence is 我早餐和午餐都没吃，饿坏了 。(Wǒ zǎocān hé wǔcān dōu méi chī, è huàile.) I didn’t eat breakfast or lunch, I am starving to death.