Jan 9

Vocabulary about The Spring Festival

 

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春节       chūnjié       The Spring Festival
农历       nónglì         lunar calendar
正月       zhēngyuè    lunar January; the first month by lunar calendar
除夕       chúxī          New Year’s Eve

初一       chūyī           the beginning of New Year
元宵节    yuánxiāojié  The Lantern Festival
过年      guònián        have the Spring Festival
对联      duìlián          poetic couplet

春联      chūnlián       Spring Festival couplets
剪纸      jiǎnzhǐ          paper-cuts
买年货   mǎiniánhuò  special purchases for the Spring Festival

年画      niánhuà       New Year paintings
spring festival

敬酒      jìngjiǔ         propose a toast
灯笼     dēnglóng     lantern: a portable light
烟花     yānhuā        fireworks
爆竹     bàozhú       firecrackers (People scare off evil spirits and ghosts with the loud pop.)

红包     hóngbāo     red packets (cash wrapped up in red paper, symbolize fortune and wealth in the coming year.)
灯谜     dēngmí       riddles written on lanterns
灯会     dēnghuì      exhibit of lanterns
守岁     shǒusùi       staying-up

拜年    bàinián      pay New Year’s call; give New Year’s greetings; New Year’s visit
去晦气  qùhùiqì     get rid of the ill- fortune
祭祖宗  jìzǔzōng    offer sacrifices to one’s ancestors
压岁钱  yāsuìqián   gift money; money given to children as a lunar New Year gift
辞旧岁  cíjiùsuì       bid farewell to the old year

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