二胡

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Chinese[edit]

two vertical bowed lute; short for 胡琴
simp. and trad.
(二胡)
Literally: “two(-stringed) vertical bowed lute”.
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Noun[edit]

二胡

  1. erhu (bowed string instrument with two strings, used in traditional and classical Chinese music) (Classifier: )

Synonyms[edit]

  • (chiefly Taiwan) 南胡 (nánhú)
  • (Min Nan) 弦仔 (hiân-á)

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Japanese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Jinmeiyō
on’yomi

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

二胡(にこ) (niko

  1. erhu

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN