HSK Words: 爱护 (ài hù) VS 保护 (bǎo hù)

Friday, November 10, 2023

Today, we will learn the HSK words “ 爱护” (ài hù) and “ 保护 ” (bǎo hù). In daily life, where will 爱护 (ài hù)  and 保护 (bǎo hù) be used? What is the difference between the two?  Let's find out.

爱护 (ài hù) (verb): cherish and protect. Express attitude and feelings.

Examples:

  1. We should love animals
    我们要爱护动物。
    wǒ men yào ài hù dòng wù 。
  2. You should take care of your eyes.
    你要注意爱护眼睛。
    nǐ yào zhù yì ài hù yǎn jīng 。
  3. Take care of public property.
    要爱护公物 。
    yào ài hù gōng wù 。

保护 (bǎo hù) (verb): Try your best to take care of it from damage. In addition to "love", there must be specific actions and measures.

Examples:

  1. Protecting forests is everyone's responsibility.
    保护森林,人人有责。
    bǎo hù sēn lín , rén rén yǒu zé 。
  2. I read books about environmental protection.
    我读了关于环境保护的书。
    wǒ dú le guān yú huán jìng bǎo hù de shū 。
  3. We want to protect the earth.
    我们要保护地球。
    wǒ men yào bǎo hù dì qiú 。

Quiz:Please consider whether to use“ 爱护”(ài hù)“or ” 保护 ”(bǎo hù) in following sentences.

  1. 我们要___动物,同时___它们。
    wǒ men yào ___ dòng wù , tóng shí ___ tā men 。
  2. 每个人都应该___花草树木。
    měi gè rén dōu yīng gāi ___ huā cǎo shù mù 。
  3. 冬天一定要___好手。
    dōng tiān yī dìng yào ___ hǎo shǒu 。

Answer

  1. 保护 (bǎo hù)  爱护(ài hù
  2. 爱护(ài hù
  3. 保护 (bǎo hù)

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