Merry Christmas！ 圣诞快乐/聖誕快樂！
How are you spending this wonderful holiday? Festivals are one of the best time for us to learn new vocabulary in Mandarin Homeschool, as the Chinese words are related. And there’s something about Christmas that puts you in a jolly good mood. Don’t you think?
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Key Chinese Christmas Words
Christmas is 圣诞/聖誕, so when you greet someone “Merry Christmas” you say 圣诞快乐/聖誕快樂 meaning Happy Christmas.
Santa Claus/Father Christmas is known as 圣诞老人/聖誕老人, which literally means Christmas Old Man. As for Mrs Claus, 圣诞老太太/聖誕老太太 means Mrs Christmas or Christmas Old Lady.
The diligent elves are 圣诞精灵/聖誕精靈.(Remember there are no singular/plural in Chinese).
The beautiful Christmas tree is 圣诞树 /聖誕樹 . The stocking is 圣诞袜/聖誕襪. And so on. I think you get the idea? Just put 圣诞/聖誕 before a noun and it becomes Christmas related!
Another key term to note is snow 雪. Christmas is great, but a White Christmas is the best kind of Christmas. Beautiful white flakes falling from the sky gently, and ever so softly…until at last the whole place is a winter wonderland.
Snowflakes are 雪花, meaning snow flower. The sled is 雪橇, a snow sled. And a snowman is 雪人. Fairly straightforward, isn’t it?
And for all other jolly Christmas terms, I have listed them all down here to help you learn them all!
Christmas Chinese Vocabulary Words
- North Pole 北极/北極 běi jí
- Fireplace 壁炉/壁爐 bì lú
- Cake 蛋糕 dàn gāo
- Light 灯/燈 dēng
- Holly 冬青 dōng qīng
- Ribbon 蝴蝶结/蝴蝶結 hú dié jié
- Nutcracker 胡桃夹子 hú táo jiá zi
- Wreath 花圈 huā quān
- Gingerbread man 姜饼人/薑餅人 jiāng bǐng rén
- Present 礼物/禮物 lǐ wù
- Bells 铃儿/鈴兒 líng er
- Sweater 毛衣 máo yī
- Elf 圣诞精灵/聖誕精靈 shèng dàn jīng líng
- Santa Claus 圣诞老人/聖誕老人 shèng dàn lǎo rén
- Mrs Claus 圣诞老太太/聖誕老太太 shèng dàn lǎo tài tài
- Christmas Tree 圣诞树 /聖誕樹 shèng dàn shù
- Stocking 圣诞袜/聖誕襪 shèng dàn wà
- Mitten 手套 shǒu tào
- Teddy Bear 泰迪熊 tài dí xióng
- Candy 糖果 táng guǒ
- Angel 天使 tiān shǐ
- Star 星星 xīng xīng
- Snowflakes 雪花 xuě huā
- Sled 雪橇 xuě qiāo
- Snowman 雪人 xuě rén
- Reindeer 驯鹿/馴鹿 xùn lù
- Doll 洋娃娃 yáng wá wá
- Mail 邮件/郵件 yóu jiàn
- Ornament 装饰/裝飾 zhuāng shì
- Workshop 作坊 zuò fāng
Ho Ho Ho! Have a jolly happy Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year, my friend.
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