Today’s word of the day is 跳 (tiào) which means ‘to jump’. Let’s practice making different words, phrases, and sentences with 跳 (tiào).
心跳 (xīn tiào) Heartbeat
The first word is 心跳 (xīn tiào) which means ‘heartbeat’. Let’s look at each character of this word, 心 means heart and 跳means jump. A way of using it in a sentence is: 我突然感覺我的心跳加快。(Wǒ tūrán gǎnjué wǒ de xīntiào jiākuài.) I suddenly felt my heartbeat quicken.
跳舞 (tiào wǔ) To dance
Another word we can create with 跳 (tiào) is 跳舞 (tiào wǔ). This means ‘to dance’. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想学跳舞。(Wǒ xiǎng xué tiàowǔ.) I want to learn how to dance.
跳高 (tiào gāo) High jump
Finally, we can create the word 跳高 (tiào gāo) which means ‘high jump’ the sport. The 高 here means high. A way of using it in a sentence is 我想报名参加跳高比赛。(Wǒ xiǎng bàomíng cānjiā tiàogāo bǐsài.) I want to sign up for the high jump competition.