Happy Chinese New Year (Guo nian hao)

Happy Chinese New Year (Guo nian hao)

New words:

New words Pin yin Translation Phonetic Translation
新年 xīn nián new year sin ni’en
lou final particle low
穿 chuān to wear chwan
xīn new sin
clothes yee
fang to put; to place; to release fung
花炮 huā pào firecracker hwa pow
tiē to stick ti’er
春联 chūn lián Spring Festival couplet (the first line of which is pasted on the right side of a doorway at New Year, and the second on the left side) chunli’en
福字 fú zì good fortune character foo ze
to go; to go to (a place) choo
拜年 bài nián to wish sb a Happy New Year buy ni’en
shōu to receive show
红包 hóng bāo money wrapped in red as a gift hong bow
过年好 guò nián hǎo to celebrate the Chinese New Year gwo ni’en how
大家 dà jiā everyone da jar
齐聚 qí jù to get together all at once chi jew
gòng together gong
欢乐 huān lè happy; joyous hwan le
to pass; to spend time du
春节 Chūn jié Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) chwun jee’er
happy, cheerful, to laugh le
逍遥 xiāo yáo free and unfettered shao yow


Notes for teaching:

This is quite a joyful song. Try to sing it in a joyous tone!


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