My schools ping pong club just for these shirts.

22 Feb

My schools ping pong club just for these shirts.

Interestingly, in Mandarin, the word for ping pong/table tennis is 乒乓球, pronounced pīngpāng qiú (qiú just means ‘ball’ and is attached to any sport that has a ball in it, e.g. 足球 (zúqiú) literally means ‘football’). The word is not only interesting because of its onomatopoeic nature (i.e. it sounds like the ball bouncing back and forth), but also because the characters for pīngpāng – 乒乓 – actually look kinda like a table tennis table with two guys playing. Yeah, Chinese is pretty cool sometimes.

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