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English translation: 古筝

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12:51 Apr 2, 2008
Chinese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Music / hobby
Chinese term or phrase: zither
The sentence from a Chinese native states, "I am a Chinese zither player."

I am sorry, I don't even know which category under which this falls, since I have no idea what it is!
Joanna
English translation:古筝
Explanation:
google it

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Note added at 32 mins (2008-04-02 13:24:02 GMT)
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a traditional Chinese musical instrument with dozens of strings, could well be the icon of classical Chinese music, pronounced "guzheng" in Chinese.
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Jason Young
China
Local time: 14:08
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5 +3古筝
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古筝


Explanation:
google it

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Note added at 32 mins (2008-04-02 13:24:02 GMT)
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a traditional Chinese musical instrument with dozens of strings, could well be the icon of classical Chinese music, pronounced "guzheng" in Chinese.

Jason Young
China
Local time: 14:08
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  William He
1 hr

agree  karcsy
3 hrs

agree  orientalhorizon: yes, a "Chinese zither" is very similar to a "zither", a string instrument.
13 hrs
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