卡拉OK

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.
OK

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin kǎlā'ōukèi
Zhuyin ㄎㄚˇ ㄌㄚ ㄡ ㄎㄟˋ
IPA (key) /kʰa̠²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ la̠⁵⁵ ˀoʊ̯⁵⁵ kʰeɪ̯⁵¹/
Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin kǎlǎ'ōukēi
Zhuyin ㄎㄚˇ ㄌㄚˇ ㄡ ㄎㄟ
IPA (key) /kʰa̠²¹⁴⁻³⁵ la̠²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ˀoʊ̯⁵⁵ kʰeɪ̯⁵⁵/

Etymology[edit]

Transliteration from Japanese カラオケ (karaoke), from (kara, empty) + オーケストラ (ōkesutora, orchestra).

Noun[edit]

卡拉OK (simplified, Pinyin kǎlā'ōukèi or kǎlǎ'ōukēi)

  1. karaoke (a form of entertainment)

References[edit]

  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0:

See also[edit]