Musical Saws

Musical Saws

Jing’an Park is just across the street from Jing’an temple. On a sunny day you can always find music and/or dancing. The place is mostly populate with retiree’s. I usually find opportunities to practice Mandarin there. And sometimes the music is impressive.

These guys are playing a couple of musical saws (音乐锯 pronounced yīnyuè jù).

PinyinChineseEnglish
wǒmen zài jìng’ān gōngyuán我们在静安公园We are at Jing’an Park
Wǒ xǐhuān tīng yīnyuè我喜欢听音乐I like listening to music
Dānshì zhège yīnyuèjù bù hǎotīng但是这个音乐据不好听But this musical saw is not pleasant
Chinese Pinyin English
静安jìng’ānname of a temple in Shanghai
公园gōngyuánpublic space
喜欢xǐhuānlike/enjoy
tīnglisten
音乐yīnyuèmusic
但是Dānshìbut/however
这个zhègethis
音乐据yīnyuèjùmusical saw
not
好听hǎotīngpleasant sounds