Today’s word of the day is 笑 (xiào) which means smile. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 笑 (xiào).
大笑 (dà xiào) To laugh
The first word is 大笑 (dà xiào) which means to laugh. Let’s look at each character of this word, 大 means big, and 笑 means smile. A way of using it in a sentence is: 他的话把大家惹得哈哈大笑。(Tā dehuà bǎ dàjiā rě dé hāhā dà xiào.) His words made everyone laugh out loud.
傻笑 (shǎ xiào) To smirk
Another word we can create with 笑 (xiào) is 傻笑 (shǎ xiào). This means ‘to smirk’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 傻 means silly and 笑means smile, so it literally means a ‘silly smile’. A way of using it in a sentence is 你站在那里傻笑什么？(Nǐ zhàn zài nàlǐ shǎxiào shénme?) Why are you just standing there smirking?
嘲笑 (cháo xiào) To taunt
Finally, we can create the word 嘲笑 (cháo xiào) which means ‘to taunt’. A way of using it in a sentence is 请不要嘲笑她。(Qǐng bú yào cháoxiào tā.) Please don’t taunt her.