Today’s word of the day is 助 (zhù) [REPEAT] which means ‘to help’. Let’s practice by making different words, phrases, and sentences with 助 (zhù).
助手 (zhù shǒu) Assistant
The first word is 助手 (zhù shǒu) which means assistant. Let’s look at each character of this word, 助 means help and 手means hand. It literally means ‘a helping hand’. 我有两个助手。(Wǒ yǒu liǎng gè zhùshǒu.) I have two assistants.
补助 (bǔ zhù) Subsidy
Another word we can create with 助 (zhù) is 补助 (bǔ zhù). This means ‘subsidy’. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 补 means ‘to supplement’ and 助means ‘to help’, so it means ‘supplemental help’. A very common type of subsidy is from the government. This is known as a 政府补助 (zhèngfǔ bǔzhù) government subsidy.
援助 (yuán zhù) Aid
Finally, we can create the word 援助 (yuán zhù) which means aid. A way of using it in a sentence is 他们紧急请求国际援助。(Tāmen jǐnjí qǐngqiú guójì yuánzhù.) They urgently requested international aid.
Today we looked at the word 助 (zhù) [REPEAT] which is a noun that means body and we created other words using it, these are 助手 (zhù shǒu) assistant, 补助 (bǔ zhù) subsidy, and 援助 (yuán zhù) aid.