Sunday, 16 March 2008

普通房 – pǔ tōng fáng – standard room

Today’s word is 普通房 – pǔ tōng fáng meaning a room with a shared bathroom.

The first character 普, pǔ means general or universal. It is pronounced poo with a 3rd or falling and rising tone.

The second one 通, tōng means common. It is pronounced tong with a 1st or high, level tone.

Together 普通, pǔ tōng means ordinary or standard or normal.

The third character is 房, fáng meaning a room, or a bedroom. It is pronounced fang with a 2nd or rising tone.

If you are traveling in China hotels with 3 stars or above will have a private bathroom.