8 Chinese Christmas Vocabulary Words You Ought To Know
As you tie up your mistletoe, decorate your Xmas tree and feast on gingerbread cookies by the fireplace, we’ve got the top 8 Christmas words you’ve got to know for this holiday!
Grab some eggnog, here goes!
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8. 雪橇 (xuě qiāo): sleigh
“yé dàn lǎo gōng gōng dā xuě qiāo lái luō”
“Santa Claus is coming on his sleigh“
7. 北极 ( běi jí): North Pole
“zhōng guó zài běi jí bù yǒng yǒu rèn hé zhǔ quán quán lì”
“China doesn’t have any sovereign rights in the North Pole“
6. 槲寄生 (hú jì shēng): mistletoe
“zài hú jì shēng xià, nán shēng kě qīn wěn nǚ shēng qiě bù huì bèi jù jué”
“Under the mistletoe, a guy can kiss a girl without being rejected”
5. 驯鹿 (xùn lù): reindeer
“shèng dàn lǎo rén chéng zhe xùn lù xuě qiāo kuài dào la”
“Santa Claus is almost here, riding his reindeer sleigh”
4. 礼物 (lǐ wù): gift; present
“wǒ men zhǔn bèi le 400 duō fèn de shèng dàn xīn nián lǐ wù hé dà jiā yì qǐ fēn xiǎng shèng dàn xīn nián de kuài lè”
“We’ve prepared 400 Christmas and New Year’s gifts for everyone to share the holiday cheer”
3. 圣诞树 (shèng dàn shù): Christmas tree
“shèng dàn jié zǒng shì hé shèng dàn shù, shèng dàn lǎo rén, jié rì gòu wù, jiā tíng tuán jù jǐn jǐn lián xì zài yī qǐ”
“Christmas is always linked with Christmas trees, Santa Claus, holiday shopping and family gatherings”
2. 小精灵 (xiǎo jīng líng): elf
“xiǎo jīng líng qǐng xiǎo péng yǒu huí dá”
“The elves asked the children to answer”
1. 圣诞老人 (shèng dàn lǎo rén): Santa Claus
“yī míng lái zì xī bān yá de xiǎo gū niang yǔ “shèng dàn lǎo rén” huī shǒu gào bié”
“A little girl from Spain waved goodbye to Santa Claus“
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