The Year of the Dog 2018: 旺旺 – wàng wàng
Hello friends, how did you spend your new year holidays? Did you learn some new words related to the New Year during this time? Year 2018 is the year of the dog. Honest and loyal, Dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner. Today I will share some words about Chinese spring festival.
1.狗年(gǒu nián) the year of the dog
I was born in 1994 so I was born in the year of the dog.
(wǒ 1994 nián chū shēng，suǒ yǐ wǒ shì zài gǒu nián chū shēng de。)
2.除夕(chú xī) Lunar New Year’s Eve
I was celebrating new year’s eve with my family.
(wǒ hé jiā rén yī qǐ guò chú xī。)
3.吃团圆饭(chī tuán yuán fàn) have a family reunion dinner
More and more people would have their family reunion dinners in restaurants.
(yuè lái yuè duō de rén qù fàn diàn chī tuán yuán fàn。)
4.压岁钱(yā suì qián) lucky money
During the spring festival, adults give kids red envelops, it’s called lucky money.
(chūn jié qī jiān ，dà rén men huì gěi xiǎo hái zǐ hóng bāo ，zhè jiào “yā suì qián”。)
5. 春晚 Spring festival gala
The spring festival gala is one of the most popular tv shows during the festival.
(chūn wǎn shì chūn jié qī jiān zuì shòu huān yíng de diàn shì jiē mù zhī yī。)
Ok, these are “must know”words for Chinese new year, now I’m telling you some lucky words to say to people during spring festival.
1.大吉大利 (dà jí dà lì) huge blessings
2.恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) wish you wealth and prosperity
3.心想事成 (xīn xiǎng shì chéng) May all your wishes come true
4.事业有成 (shì yè yǒu chéng) May you have a successful career
5.年年有余 (nián nián yǒu yú) May there be surplus every year.
Well,do you have a deeper understanding of Chinese New Year related words now? Don’t forget to say lucky words to your friends the first time you meet them in the year of the dog. Hope all of you “狗年快乐，心想事成”( gǒu nián kuài lè，xīn xiǎng shì chéng)
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