精神音樂

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Mandarin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

精神 (lively) + 音樂 (music). 精神 is sometimes mistranslated as "spiritual," though a more apt translation of 精神 in this context would be "spirited."

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin jīngshén yīnyuè
Zhuyin ㄐㄧㄥ ㄕㄣˊ ㄧㄣ ㄩㄝˋ
IPA (key) /t͡ɕiŋ⁵⁵ ʂən³⁵ in⁵⁵ ɥ̯œ⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

精神音樂 (traditional, Pinyin jīngshén yīnyuè, simplified 精神音乐)

  1. a genre of Cantonese music popularized in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s