Saturday, 5 January 2008


The first character of today’s word is mǎ, which means horse. The second character is shù meaning skill. The literal translation is Horse Skill, and in English that means equestrian events.

mǎ is pronounced mah, and has a 3rd or falling and rising tone.
shù is pronounced like the English word shoe and has a 4th or falling tone.

The Equestrian events for the Beijing 2008 Olympics will be held in Hong Kong.