Learn Chinese New Year Words, Greetings and Traditions with Yangyang and Jeff Locker


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The Year of the Monkey (猴年- hóu nián) is here, and I want to celebrate with you! 

Join me and my special guest, Jeff Locker, as we kick off Chinese New Year!

We'll share fun facts about new year traditions (some stranger than others). You’ll also learn about the Chinese zodiac, and practice Chinese New Year vocabulary with us!

Click here to see the full vocabulary list from the video: http://bit.ly/20KU64n

You are going to be so inspired by Jeff's amazing Chinese speaking skills. He's a well-known TV and radio host who has interviewed everyone from presidents to Hollywood superstars.

Check out Jeff's Chinese in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncTmDvE_wU0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgGSA79r68

So come hang out and learn how to say Chinese New Year/Spring Festival related words and phrases with us!

You'll learn:
春节 (chūn jié) - Chinese New Year/Spring Festival
本命年 (běn mìng nián) - Year of your birth sign (lit. self life year)
红内裤 (hóng nèi kù) - red underwear
生肖 (shēng xiāo) - 12 animal symbols from the Chinese zodiac
你属什么 (nǐ shǔ shén me) - What year were you born in?
我属... (wǒ shǔ...) - My Chinese zodiac animal is...
我属猴 (wǒ shǔ hóu) - I was born in the Year of the Monkey.
红包 (hóng bāo) - red envelope
给红包 (gěi hóng bāo) - give red envelopes
收红包 (shōu hóng bāo) - receive red envelopes
传统 (chuán tǒng) - tradition
福 (fú) - fortune, luck, happiness
福到了 (fú dào le) - good fortune has arrived
春联 (chūn lián) - New Year scrolls

Chinese New Year greetings and wishes:
恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) - May you have a prosperous new year!
祝你... (zhù nǐ) - "Wish you" or "Wishing you"
祝你生日快乐 (zhù nǐ shēng rì kuài lè) - Wishing you a happy birthday!
猴年大吉 (hóu nián dà jí) - Good luck in the Year of the Monkey!
祝你心想事成 (zhù nǐ xīn xiǎng shì chéng) - (lit. heart thoughts things become) - I hope all your wishes become a reality!
身体健康 (shēn tǐ jiàn kāng) - (lit. body healthy) - good health
春晚 (chūn wǎn) - (lit. Spring evening) - Chinese equivalent of the Super Bowl.

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