A CBN group designed to promote cultural exchanges between China and the West, especially as they relate to cigar box guitars and both guitars and music in general.
Latest Activity: Mar 25, 2017
Welcome to our Chinese/English Cigar Box Guitar Cultural Interest Group
Needless to say, most Chinese people have never heard or seen a cigar box, much less a cigar box guitar. However, the guitar and guitar music is very popular in China, especially with the younger generation. So, introducing them to cigar box guitars and related music is a natural extension of those interests. A major barrier is language, so one important part of this group will be to assist in translation. And this new version of the Ning software now supports Chinese characters as well as Pinyin, so providing word lists, translator tools and the like will now be possible. I'll start things by providing some useful word lists, and we'll see how it evolves from that.
Lesson one: How to say "Cigar Box Guitar" in Chinese
Chinese Characters Pinyin (phonetic alphabet)
cigar box guitar = 雪茄盒吉他 = xuě jiā hé jí tā
cigar = 雪茄 = xuě jiā
box = 盒 = hé
guitar = 吉他 = jí tā
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