When we say to learn a language, we should not stop at the language itself. Language is a vehicle of how people communicate, reflecting the history, culture and philosophy of the country. Traditional holidays, as the highlight of customs and culture, are indispensable for any language learner. For Chinese language learning, Chinese traditional festivals are surely an important part. There are many things for sure to learn for the year of rat.
Among all the Chinese festivals, Spring Festival (or Chinese New Year) is obviously the number one. There are many legends such as Great Race, Nian etc. Chinese New Year celebration starts way ahead of the Chinese New Year Day and does not end till 15 days after it. This is also the one that most Chinese people travel back home and celebrate it together with families.
Jan 25, 2020 starts the year of Rat (or Mouse). Rat, as the first of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals, is clever and adaptable. There are many things to learn about this special year and rats. That’s why I created Year of Rat Chinese Learning Activity Workbook .
How To Say Rats in Chinese
Rats (or mice) are 鼠 in Chinese.
How To Write Rats Following the Right Stroke Order
鼠is not an easy character. But it is not that hard if you have a worksheet to follow the stroke order.
What Does a Rat Like to Eat
Rats like to eat nearly everything. Let’s have a look.
Here are some Chinese words:
What Other Things We Should Know About The Year of the Rat
Years of the Rat
The lucky colours for people born in the years of the rat are 蓝色blue, 金色gold and 绿色green.
The lucky numbers are 二 two and 三 three.
Happy Chinese New Year of the Rat
All the images are taken from the workbook Year of the Rat Chinese Learning Workbook which is available in our eBook Shop.
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