Wednesday, 16 January 2008

摔跤 – shuāi jiāo – Wrestling

Today we’ll continue with our Olympic Sports theme here on Mandarin Word of the Day, bringing you more translations of words relating to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The first character in today’s word is 摔, shuāi meaning to cause to fall or to lose one’s balance.

The second character is 跤, jiāo which means to fall.

Together they mean the Olympic sport of Wrestling.

shuāi is pronounced sh-why, with a first or high, level tone.

jiāo is pronounced jee-ow, also with a first or high, level tone.