Friday, 18 January 2008

羽毛球 – yǔ máo qiú - Badminton

The first character today is 羽, yǔ meaning a feather.

The second character is 毛, máo which also has the same meaning.

The last character is 球, qiú meaning ball.

yǔ is pronounced you, with a 3rd or falling and rising tone.

máo is pronounced to rhyme with cow, and has the 2nd or rising tone.

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