The Chinese New Year 2010 Begins on February 14th.
- What Chinese New Year Animal for 2010?
- Calculating 'What is Chinese New Year Animal'
- Chinese New Year with Associated 12 Animals
- Chinese New Year Jokes
- Chinese New Year Stories
- Shanghai, China 2010: World Expo
- Wishing Tree For New Year 2010
The Chinese New Year Calendar - With Its Associated 12 AnimalsThe lunar Chinese New Year (CNY) calendar below shows which of 12 animals you are! Naturally the animal depends on the year in which you were born. Note: if you were born in January or February you need to check if your birthday was before or after the date of that Chinese New Year. (If it was before this day your animal is the one shown for the previous year).
60 Year Cycle of the Chinese New Year CalendarUnlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years. Within the 'Stem-Branch' system is shorter 'Celestial' cycle of 12 years denoted by animals. Furthermore, the Chinese believe that people born in a particular year take on the characteristics of the animal associated with that year. Rat Ox Tiger Rabbit Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog Pig 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2007 Another dimension of the Chinese zodiac is the 5 'Terrestrial' elements of metal, water, wood, fire and earth. If the year ends in 0 it is Yang Metal. If the year ends in 1 it is Yin Metal. If the year ends in 2 it is Yang Water. If the year ends in 3 it is Yin Water. If the year ends in 4 it is Yang Wood. If the year ends in 5 it is Yin Wood. If the year ends in 6 it is Yang Fire. If the year ends in 7 it is Yin Fire. If the year ends in 8 it is Yang Earth. If the year ends in 9 it is Yin Earth. Start date for the Chinese New Year Calendar 2013 and following years The lunar Chinese New Years dates are: 2013 - Feb 10; 2014 - Jan 31; 2015 - Feb 19; 2016 Feb 8th; 2017; Jan 28th. See more on the Chinese New Year
Examples of Chinese ScriptThe development of Chinese characters can be dated back to about 4,500 years as discovered at Yanghe, Shandong Province in recent years. There are about a dozen pottery wine vessels unearthed, which have a character each. Those characters are quite close to the oracle inscriptions carved by the ancients of the Shang Dynasty [16th to 11th century B. C.]. Here is the Chinese name for Guy Thomas Here below is the Chinese name for William Baker
English Words Borrowed from ChineseWords taken completely or in part from another language are known as loanwords. In the English language, there are many loanwords that have been borrowed from Chinese languages and dialects. Here are ten common English words that are borrowed from Chinese.
- Coolie: While some claim that this term has its origins in Hindi, it's been argued that it could also have origins in the Chinese term for hard work or 苦力 (kǔ lì) which is literally translated as "bitter labour."
- Gung Ho: The term has its origins in the Chinese word 工合 (gōng hé) that can either mean to work together, or as an adjective to describe someone that is overly excited or too enthusiastic. The term gong he is a shortened word for industrial cooperatives which were created in China in the 1930s. During that time U.S. Marines adopted the term to mean someone with a can-do attitude.
- Chop Chop: This term is said to originate from the Cantonese dialect for the word 快快 (kuài kuài) which is said to urge someone to hurry up. Kuai means hurry in Chinese. "Chop Chop" appeared in English-language newspapers printed in China by foreign settlers as early as the 1800s.
- See more English words borrowed from Chinese
- It will take place in Shanghai, China.
- While the Chinese New Year in 2010 begins on February 14th, the Expo starts on 1st May 2010 and runs until 31st October 2010.
- 100 million visitors are expected to attend.
- There are already 194 participants signed up to display their exhibits
- theme of Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life," representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better living in future urban environments.
- This emblem, depicts the image of three people: you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizing the big family of mankind.
- See here the Marvellous pavilions which have been, and are being built. We are pleased to report that they will use solar energy.
- Watch the promotional Expo 2010 video here
- Created from a Chinese character meaning people, the mascot "Haibao" embodies the character of Chinese culture. See the lovely Haibao character below.