How to Say Pigs in Chinese
Pig in Chinese is called 猪(Zhū).
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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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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