鳴金

MandarinEdit

simpl. 鸣金
trad.

EtymologyEdit

In ancient Chinese warfare, the gong was used in much the same way as a bugle in recent times.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin míngjīn
Zhuyin ㄇㄧㄥˊ ㄐㄧㄣ
IPA (key) /miŋ³⁵ t͡ɕin⁵⁵/

VerbEdit

鳴金 (traditional, Pinyin míngjīn, simplified 鸣金)

  1. (archaic) to bang the gongs (the signal to attack or retreat)

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 09:48