Saturday, 26 January 2008

自行车 – zì xíng chē – Cycling

Today’s first character is 自, zì meaning self.

The second character is 行, xíng meaning to go or to travel.

The third character is 车, chē meaning a vehicle.

Together 自行车, zì xíng chē means a self propelled vehicle or a bicycle.

zì is pronounced zer, with a 4th or falling tone.

xíng is pronounced shing, with a 2nd or rising tone.

chē is pronounced chur, with a 1st or high, level tone.