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Spring Festival words 虎年迎新春

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Greeting season 节日名

The Spring Festival 春节

lunar calendar 农历

lunar January; the first month by lunar calendar 正月

New Year's Eve; eve of lunar New Year 除夕

Spring Festival words 虎年迎新春

the beginning of New Year 初一

The Lantern Festival 元宵节

Customs 习俗

Guo-nian; have the Spring Festival 过年

poetic couplet: two successive rhyming lines in poetry 对联

Spring Festival couplets 春联

paper-cuts 剪纸

New Year paintings 年画

special purchases for the Spring Festival; do Spring Festival shopping 买年货

propose a toast 敬酒

lantern: a portable light 灯笼

fireworks 烟花

firecrackers (People scare off evil spirits and ghosts with the loud pop.) 爆竹

lion dance (The lion is believed to be able to dispel evil and bring good luck.) 舞狮

dragon dance (to expect good weather and good harvests) 舞龙

traditional opera 戏曲

variety show; vaudeville 杂耍

riddles written on lanterns 灯谜

exhibit of lanterns 灯会

staying-up 守岁

pay New Year's call; give New Year's greetings; New Year's visit 拜年

taboo 禁忌

get rid of the ill- fortune 去晦气

offer sacrifices to one's ancestors 祭祖宗

gift money; money given to children as a lunar New Year gift 压岁钱

Culture Note: In the old days, New Year's money was given in the form of one hundred copper coins strung together on a red string and symbolized the hope that one would live to be a hundred years old. Today, money is placed inside red envelopes in denominations considered auspicious and given to represent luck and wealth.

bid farewell to the old year 辞旧岁

spring cleaning; general house-cleaning 扫房

Blessings 祝福语

Treasures fill the home 金玉满堂

Business flourishes 生意兴隆

Peace all year round 岁岁平安

Wishing you prosperity 恭喜发财

Harmony brings wealth 和气生财

May all your wishes come true 心想事成

Everything goes well 吉祥如意

The country flourishes and people live in peace 国泰民安

Money and treasures will be plentiful 招财进宝

Wishing you every success 一帆风顺

Promoting to a higher position 步步高升

Safe trip wherever you go 出入平安

Wish you happiness and prosperity in the coming year! 祝您新的一年快乐幸福!

Wish you success in your career and happiness of your family! 祝您事业成功,家庭美满!

Food 食品

Nian-gao; rise cake; New Year cake 年糕

family reunion dinner 团圆饭

the dinner on New Year's Eve 年夜饭

Jiao-zi; Chinese meat ravioli 饺子

Tang-yuan; dumplings made of sweet rice, rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or spicy fillings 汤圆

candy tray 糖果盘

assorted candies - sweet and fortune 什锦糖

candied winter melon - growth and good health 蜜冬瓜

cumquat - prosperity 金桔

candied lotus seed - many descendents to come 糖莲子

candied lotus root - fulfilling love relationship 糖藕

Spring Festival words 虎年迎新春

red dates - prosperity 红枣

peanut candy - sweet 花生糖

Reunion 阖家团圆

festive reunion 节日团聚

festive holiday 节日假期

festive family feast 节日家庭聚餐

festive atmosphere/mood 节日氛围

temple fair 庙会

firecracker sales 烟花爆竹销售

Spring Festival travel 春运

Spring Festival travel peak 春运高峰



春节词汇 Spring Festival Words

Year of the Tiger 虎年小测验



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