Chinese Year of the Pig – Learn about Pigs in Chinese

In our Chinese New Year series, we’ve talked about Chinese New Year Celebrations for kids, Chinese Zodiac animals. 2019 is the year of the pig, so we are going to talk about PIGS in Chinese.

How to Say Pigs in Chinese

Pig in Chinese is called 猪(Zhū).

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One pig is 一头猪 (yītóu zhū); two pigs are 两头猪 (liǎngtóu zhū). How about “many pigs”? We can say 很多头猪 (hěnduō tóu zhū).

A Mama Pig can have as many as 10 piglets.
猪妈妈可以有多达10头仔猪。
zhū Māmā kěyǐ yǒu duō dá 10 tóu zǐzhū.

Do you know how to count 10 in Chinese? Let’s count it!
一 二 三 四 五 六 七 八 九 十
yī ‘èr sān sì wǔ liù qī bā jiǔ shí

How to Write Pigs in Chinese

As you might know, we need to pay attention to the right stroke order when we write Chinese characters. 猪 is not an easy character and here is how to write it in the right stroke order:

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Body Parts of a Pig in Chinese

If you already know the body parts of a person, it is quite easy to name the body parts of a pig. The terms are pretty much the same, what you need to do is to add “猪” in front of the body parts.

Let’s have a look:
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猪头    zhūtóu    Pig head
猪耳朵    zhū ěrduǒ    Pig ears
猪眼睛    zhū yǎnjīng    Pig eyes
猪鼻子    zhū bízi    Pig nose
猪嘴巴    zhū zuǐbā    Pig mouth
猪肚子    zhū dùzi     Pig belly
猪蹄    zhū tí    Pig feet
猪尾巴    zhū wěibā    Pig tail





Year of the Pig

Pig is one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. 2019 is going to be the year of the PIG. Have a look below to see if your birthday falls in the year of the Pig.

Year of Pig Start Date End Date
1959 Feb. 8, 1959 Jan. 27, 1960
1971 Jan. 27, 1971 Feb. 24, 1972
1983 Feb. 13, 1983 Feb. 1, 1984
1995 Jan. 31, 1995 Feb. 18, 1996
2007 Feb. 18, 2007 Feb. 6, 2008
2019 Feb. 5, 2019 Jan. 24, 2020
2031 Jan. 23, 2031 Feb. 10, 2032

Lucky Colors for People Born in the Year of the Pig

Four colors are the lucky colors for people born in the year of the pig: yellow, grey, brown and golden. In Chinese, they are:

黄色 huángsè  yellow
灰色 huīsè  grey
棕色 zōngsè  brown
金色 jīnsè  golden

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Lucky Numbers for People Born in the Year of the Pig

Do you know that certain numbers are the lucky numbers for people born in a specific year? For those who are born in the year of the pig, their lucky numbers are 2, 5 and 8.

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Now that we know so much about PIGS in Chinese, aren’t you interested in having some learning activities? Here is a coloring page for your child to play with.


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