Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Water polo

The first character, 水, shuǐ is one that we learnt yesterday. It means water. The second character is 球, qiú, meaning ball. The combined meaning of shuǐ qiú is water polo.
Many of the sports that involve balls use the character qiú in their names, so it is a useful one to learn.

shuǐ is pronounced shway, and has the 3rd or falling and rising tone.
qiú is pronounced chyo, with a 2nd or rising tone.

To practice and remember these words, try copying them out ten times. Then try again a few hours later.