Our word of the week this week is the seventh animal of the Chinese Zodiac: horse 马(mǎ)
马 is pronounced mǎ
The ancient form of the character resembles the profile image of a well-equipped horse. “Ma” can also be used as a surname.
马上 （ mǎ shàng）
Right away/ at once
千里马 （qiān lǐ mǎ）
Ten thousand mile horse. It is used to describe a person who is talented.
马虎虫 （mǎ hū chóng）
A phrase used to describe a careless person.
捅马蜂窝 （tǒng mǎ fēng wō）
Literally, “To poke through a hornet’s nest”. It is used to describe a person who approaches a difficult task resolutely.
招兵买马（ zhāo bīng mǎi mā）
To recruit soldiers and buy horses. It describes recruiting a large army or expanding a business.