猴年是Year of the Monkey,雞年卻不是Year of the Chicken?其他生肖、祝賀語、過年相關物品該怎麼講?千萬別錯過這篇!

十二生肖

生肖的英文是Chinese zodiac sign 或是Chinese animal sign ,至於12種動物的名稱如下:

Rat 鼠 (不能用mouse)
Ox 牛 (不能用cow)
Tiger 虎
Rabbit 兔
Dragon 龍
Snake 蛇
Horse 馬
Goat 羊 (不能用sheep)
Monkey 猴
Rooster 雞 (不能用chicken)
Dog 狗
Pig 豬

Year of the(填入上面的動物)可以用來表達某個生肖年:

A: What’s the Chinese zodiac/animal sign of 2016?(2016 是什麼年?)
B: It’s the year of the Monkey.(是猴年。)

來練習一下生肖的相關對話吧:

A: 你屬什麼?
B: 我屬猴。

A: What Chinese zodiac/animal sign were you born under?
B: I was born in the year of the Monkey.

或是I was born under the sign of the Monkey.

A: What is your Chinese zodiac/animal sign?
B: My Chinese zodiac/animal sign is the Monkey.

或是直接說I’m a Monkey.

十二生肖分別象徵什麼意義呢?趕快來觀賞這部清楚又有趣的英文解說!

新年相關單字

Chinese/Lunar New Year 農曆新年
Chinese/Lunar New Year’s Eve 除夕夜
red envelopes/ red packets 紅包
reunion dinner 團圓飯
rice cake 年糕
firecrackers 鞭炮
dragon dance 舞龍舞獅
lantern 燈籠
incense 香
play mahjong 打麻將
worship ancestors 祭祖
spring couplet 春聯

10句祝賀常用的句子

1. 新年快樂!

Happy Chinese New Year!

2. 恭喜發財!

Wishing you prosperity and wealth!

3. 恭賀新禧!

Best wishes for the year to come!

4. 五福臨門!

May fortune come to you!

5. 財源廣進!

May wealth come generously to you!

6. 萬事如意!

May everything go as you hope!

7. 心想事成!

May all your wishes come true!

8. 願你健康長壽!

Wishing you longevity and health!

9. 大吉大利!

Great fortune and favour!

10. 迎春納福!

May you welcome happiness with the spring!

文:Jack Lu
來源:台北美加文教Sammy 老師英文吉祥話

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