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中国新年 Chinese New Year - I

VocabularyDescription
bamboo
blessings the act or words of a person who blesses, a special favor, mercy, or benefit
cakes
calendar
candles
celebrate
China
Chinese
Chinese New Year
clean
couplets a pair; couple
dimsum
dog
dragon
dragon dance
dumplings
envelope
family
feast
festival
firecrackers
fireworks
fortune
fortune cookie
friends
gathering
gifts
goat
gold
golden
good fortune
good luck
Gong Hei Fa Chai
happiness
holiday
horse
jade
lights
lion
lion dance
luck
lucky
lunar
monkey
money
month
moon
moon cake
mouse
new year
new year cake
noodles
oranges
ox
packets
panda
pig
poetry
rabbit
rat
red
red envelope
red packet
reunion
rice
season
silk
snake
spirits
spring
spring rolls
steamed fish
success
tiger
tradition a long-established or inherited way of thinking or acting
traditional
wealth
winter
year

中国新年 Chinese New Year - II

VocabularyDescription
abundance an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply
boar the uncastrated male swine.
gratitude the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.
incense an aromatic gum or other substance producing a sweet odor when burned, used in religious ceremonies, to enhance a mood, etc.
lanterna transparent or translucent, usually portable, case for enclosing a light and protecting it from the wind, rain, etc.
lantern festival
longevity a long individual life; great duration of individual life: Our family is known for its longevity.
prosperity a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, especially in financial respects; good fortune.
prosperous having or characterized by financial success or good fortune; flourishing; successful: a prosperous business.
ritual an established or prescribed procedure for a religious or other rite.
sweep to move or remove (dust, dirt, etc.) with or as if with a broom, brush, or the like.


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