Saturday, 19 January 2008

拳击 – quán jī - Boxing

Today’s new word is an interesting one. There are no new characters to learn as they are both ones that we have seen before.

The first character is 拳. You may remember it from 跆拳道 – tái quán dào – Taekwondo. It is quán meaning fist.

The second character is 击. We saw this character before in the word 射击 – shè jī – Shooting. It is jī meaning to hit.

Together they mean Boxing.

quán is pronounced ch-wan with a 2nd or rising tone.

jī is pronounced jee, with a 1st or high level tone.