金鼓

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

In ancient Chinese warfare, the signal for advancing was the beating of a drum (trad. 擊鼓, simpl. 击鼓), whereas the signal for recalling the troops was the sounding of the gongs (trad. 鳴金, simpl. 鸣金).

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin jīngǔ
Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄣ ㄍㄨˇ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕin⁵⁵ ku²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

NounEdit

金鼓 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin jīngǔ)

  1. (archaic) a gongs and drums (used for signaling the troops in ancient warfare)

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 04:31