祝大家身体健康，万事如意！(Zhù dàjiā shēntǐ jiànkāng, wànshì rúyì) Wishing everyone health and all the best in everything you do.
Many Chinese people will celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dragon on February 10th. We’ll learn words related to the new year today!
饺子(jiǎo zi) Dumpling
The first word is 饺子(jiǎo zi), a noun that means dumpling. A way of using it in a sentence is 我很想吃饺子。(Wǒ hěn xiǎng chī jiǎozi.) I really want to eat dumplings. In some parts of China, it is a tradition to eat dumplings because it resembles gold and silver currency in ancient times.
红包 (hóng bāo) Red envelope
Another word related to the new year is 红包 (hóng bāo). This is a noun that means red envelope. Let’s again look at each character of this word, 红 means red, and 包 means envelope. A way of using it in a sentence is 快过年了，我给您发个红包。(Kuài guòniánle, wǒ gěi nǐ fā gè hóngbāo.) It’s almost the new year, I’ll send you a red envelope. These are small envelopes with money given to friends, family, children, and employees to symbolize good luck.
生肖 (shēng xiào Zodiac
Finally, we can create the word 生肖 (shēng xiào) which means zodiac. A way of using it in a sentence is 你的生肖是什么？ (Nǐ de shēngxiào shì shénme?) What is your Chinese zodiac animal sign?