板胡

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

  • ("wooden board," referring to the wooden face of the instrument's body) + (short for huqin, a family of Chinese bowed lutes)

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bǎnhú
Zhuyin ㄅㄢˇ ㄏㄨˊ
IPA (key) /pa̠n²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ xu³⁵/

Noun[edit]

板胡 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bǎnhú)

  1. banhu (a bowed string instrument with two strings and a coconut shell body)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The instrument is used primarily in the traditional music of northern and northeastern China