1. Say the names of the twelve zodiac animals in Mandarin
2. Say basic words during Lunar New Year
Learning the basic words about Lunar New Year is not that hard, as a child may have heard those words during the holiday. As for the names of the twelve zodiac animals, there is one word in Mandarin for each group of animals.
鼠 shǔ- rat
牛 niú -ox
羊 yáng- goat
The basic words are:
新年 xīn nián-new year
恭喜发财 gōng xǐ fā cái- Happy Lunar New Year
红包 hóng bāo- red packet
你属什么？ nǐ shǔ shén me?-Which animal year were you born?
我属狗。 Wǒ shǔ gǒu.- I was born in the year of the dog.
我属猪。 Wǒ shǔ zhū.- I was born in the year of the pig.