A pinyin a day keeps the pressure away #1

22Nov09

Today we want to learn the words “cherry” and “cherry blossom”, since these are two beautiful things. I hope that I can use these words once I’m in China: 1) to buy fresh cherries and order cherrypies 2) to give my springtime photographs a dramatically authentic name (btw yes I know, the inscriptions on the kawaii cherry are Japanese… but we just ignore it and go on)

Cherry, Kirsche (f), cerise (f): 樱 [yīng]
or: 樱桃 [yīngtáo] (the version I actually learned it at school, other might be an abbreviation?)

Cherry blossom, Kirschblüte, fleur de cerisier: 樱花 [yīnghuā]

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One Response to “A pinyin a day keeps the pressure away #1”

  1. Nice article thank you for sharing!


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