Toll Free - U.S.& Canada:  1-800-791-9386   Hong Kong:  800-930-623   Australia:  1-800-779-835
Free online Chinese learning support
  • Follow us on Facebook!
  • Watch Our YouTube Videos!
  • Follow us on Twitter!
  • Follow us on WeChat!
    Follow Us in WeChat by Scanning!
    Follow Us in "WeChat"
    by Scanning
  • Follow us on LinkedIn
  • Explore Our Instagram Videos & Photos!
United Kingdom:  0-800-086-8969   Germany:  0-800-180-0341   Singapore:  800-130-1652
France:  0-805-080-689   Spain:  900-838-906    

Answer to Chinese Quiz: Extending Holiday Greetings

Dec. 16, 2016

Answer: A

Answer Analysis:
Jīntiān shì shèngdànjié, wǒ xiǎng sòng nǐ yí fèn shèngdàn lǐwù, zhù nǐ shèngdàn kuàilè!
今天   是      圣诞节,   我    想       送    你 一 份    圣诞     礼物,祝 你    圣诞      快乐 !
Today is Christmas, I want to give you a Christmas present, and wish you a Merry Christmas!

Key words:
礼物 (lǐwù) present

快乐 (kuàilè) happy

This is a holidays type of question, and students should be able to recognize the fixed way of expressing holiday greetings. For example, certain verbs go with different expressions, such as with “送 (sòng)” and “礼物 (lǐwù).” The verb “送 (sòng) give” is generally paired with the word “礼物 (lǐwù) present.” The verb “祝 (zhù) wish” goes with most holiday greetings and is paired with “快乐 (kuàilè) happy.” Such as the expression, “祝你圣诞快乐 (zhù nǐ shèngdàn kuàilè) I wish you a Merry Christmas” is a fixed holiday greeting. This has the same functioning and form in the expressions “祝你新年快乐 (zhù nǐ xīnnián kuàilè) I wish you a Happy New Year” and “祝你生日快乐 (zhù nǐ shēngrì kuàilè) I wish you a happy birthday.” From this structure, you know that in the quiz above, the answer is A.

<<Back to “Chinese Quiz: Extending Holiday Greetings”

Got questions? Take a free 1-to-1 lesson with one of our professional teachers by signing up below:
Name: 
E-mail: 
Country/Region: 
-select-

search no result

Tel: 
By clicking Submit, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Your email address and phone number
will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.
Submit

Write a comment

Your Name: 
Your Email:  Your email address will not be published.
Comments: 
Verification Code:  Verification Code Unclear? Try another one
By clicking Submit, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Email This Article
Recipients' email addresses:
(separate recipients with comma)
Your name:
Your e-mail address (optional):
Your message (optional):
Verification Code:
By clicking Send, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Get 11 FREE Mandarin E-books
Sign up for a free trial now!
Get more information about our Chinese lessons through live chat
Get a FREE live 1-to-1 lesson and FREE e-books. Complete the form below:
Name:
E-mail:
Country/Region:
-select-

search no result

Tel:
By clicking Submit, you agree to our
Terms of Service
and Privacy Policy.
Your email address and phone number
will be kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.