Saturday, 12 January 2008

排球 – pái qiú - Volleyball

Today we have another ball sport. This time it is pái qiú - Volleyball.

The first character is 排, pái meaning rows or lines, which refers to the lines on the court.

The second character is our old favourite 球, qiú meaning ball.

pái is pronounced like pie, with a 2nd or rising tone.

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