乒乓

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Chinese[edit]

bing (onomat.) bang (onomat.)
simp. and trad.
(乒乓)

Etymology[edit]

Graphical manipulations on (bīng, "soldier"), converting it into a similar-sounding onomatopoeia. First attested in Ming Dynasty and referred to the sound of collisions (during a fight). Later used as a translation of English ping pong.

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Noun[edit]

乒乓

  1. Sound of collision, the sound made from the impact of an object.
  2. table tennis, ping pong

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