Wednesday, 30 January 2008

赛艇 – sài tǐng – Rowing

Today we will learn the mandarin word for the Olympic sport or Rowing.

The first character is 赛, sài which means a competition or contest.

The second character is 艇, tǐng which is a word for a light boat.
sài is pronounced like the English word sigh, with a 4th or falling tone

tǐng is pronounced ting, with a 3rd or falling and rising tone.