Musical Instuments

Musical instruments and other musical terms in Mandarin Chinese. Each entry has an audio file for pronunciation and listening practice. If you want to know how you can use music to learn Mandarin, please check this article: Learning Mandarin through music and lyrics.

Cello

English: Cello
Pinyin: dà tí qín
trad: 大提琴
simp: 大提琴

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Drums

English: Drums
Pinyin: gǔ
trad: 鼓
simp: 鼓

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Erhu

English: Erhu
Pinyin: èrhú
trad: 二胡
simp: 二胡

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Flute

English: Flute
Pinyin: dízi
trad: 笛子
simp: 笛子

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Guitar

English: Guitar
Pinyin: jítā
trad: 吉他
simp: 吉他

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Keyboard

English: Keyboard
Pinyin: jiànpán yuèqì
trad: 鍵盤樂器
simp: 键盘乐器

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Oboe

English: Oboe
Pinyin: shuāng huáng guǎn
trad: 雙簧管
simp: 双簧管

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Piano

English: Piano
Pinyin: gāngqín
trad: 鋼琴
simp: 钢琴

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Saxophone

English: Saxophone
Pinyin: sàkè sī fēng
trad: 薩克司風
simp: 萨克司风

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Trombone

English: Trombone
Pinyin: shēnsuō lǎba
trad: 伸縮喇叭
simp: 伸缩喇叭

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Trumpet

English: Trumpet
Pinyin: lǎba
trad: 喇叭
simp: 喇叭

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Tuba

English: Tuba
Pinyin: dīyīn dà lǎba
trad: 低音大喇叭
simp: 低音大喇叭

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Violin

English: Violin
Pinyin: xiǎotíqín
trad: 小提琴
simp: 小提琴

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Orchestra

English: Orchestra
Pinyin: guǎn xián lè
trad: 管弦樂
simp: 管弦乐

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Conductor

English: Conductor
Pinyin: zhǐhuī
trad: 指揮
simp: 指挥

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Singer

English: Singer
Pinyin: gēxīng
trad: 歌星
simp: 歌星

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Musician

English: Musician
Pinyin: yīnyuèjiā
trad: 音樂家
simp: 音乐家

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Opera Singer

English: Opera Singer
Pinyin: gējù yǎnchàng jiā
trad: 歌劇演唱家
simp: 歌剧演唱家

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