焰火

yànhuǒ - fireworks

Today I went to see the British Firework Championships with happen to be held in Plymouth, right outside my lab. I took a few photos, but I don't think firework photos are particularly interesting. Maybe I could have played around with exposure times a bit more.

I realised that I didn't know the Chinese for fireworks, which seems odd given how Chinese they are. I know the Japanese: 花火, literally flower fire. There are a few words for fireworks on MDBG, but 焰火 looks to be the most common on Google. It literally means flame fire, which isn't as poetic as the Japanese. Another option is also 烟火, which is smoke fire.

他放了焰火。
They set off fireworks.

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