Thursday, 10 January 2008

篮球 – lán qiú – Basketball

The first character 篮, lán, means basket.

The second character is one we have seen in Tennis and Water Polo. It is 球, qiú meaning ball.

So, today’s word is basketball.

lán has a 2nd or rising tone.

qiú is pronounced chyo ( to rhyme with yoyo ), also with a 2nd or rising tone.