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Lesson: 新年快樂!Happy Chinese New Year! 

Nouns

年 (nián) year

年貨 (nián huò) special purchase for the New Year

花 (huā) flower

花街/花市 (huā jiē/ huā shì) flowers market

紅包 (hóng bāo) red envelope

價錢 (jià qián) price

 

Verbs

賀年 (hè nián) to celebrate the New Year

過年 (guò nián) to observe the New Year

逛花市 (guàng huā shì) to stroll around the flowers market

辦/買年貨 (bàn/ mǎi nián huò) to do the New Year’s shopping

 

新年快樂!(xīn nián kuài lè)

Happy New Year!

 

恭喜發財!(gōng xǐ fā cái)

Wish you a happy and prosperous new year!

 

紅包拿來!(hóng bāo ná lái)

The Red Envelop is taken!

 

猴年大吉! (hóu nián dà jí)

Good luck in the year of monkey!

 

 

我想去辦年貨。(wǒ xiǎng qù bàn nián huò)

I want to do some new year’s shopping.

 

你想買點什麼年貨?(nǐ xiǎng mǎi diǎn shěn me nián huò)

What do you want to buy for the New Year?

 

我想買花。(wǒ xiǎng mǎi huā)

I want to buy flowers.

 

你喜歡什麼花?(nǐ xǐ huān shěn me huā)

What kind of flowers do you like?

 

新年到了,我想買紅色的花。(xīn nián dào le, wǒ xiǎng mǎi hóng sè de huā)

It’s the New Year, I want to buy some red flowers.

 

這束花很漂亮。(zhè shù huā hěn piào liàng)

This bundle of flowers is very pretty.

 

但是價錢不漂亮。(dàn shì jià qián bú piào liàng)

But the price is not as pretty.

 

一口價15塊。(yì kǒu jià shí wǔ kuài)

The firm offer is $15.

 

這麼貴。(zhè me guì)

This is so expensive.

 

 

便宜點,我下次帶朋友來。(pián yí diǎn, wǒ xià cì dài péng yǒu lái)

Make it cheaper, I will bring some friends here next time.

 

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