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Greetings on Mid-autumn Festival (Beginner)

Sep. 7, 2011

On Mid-autumn Day, we often receive many Mid-autumn greetings from friends, colleagues or relatives. In today’s free Chinese lesson online, let’s learn some Chinese greetings for Mid-autumn Festival. 

Key Learning Points (Preview):

月亮 (yuèliang) n. moon

 

实现 (shíxiàn) v. to come true

 

Yuàn nǐ měi yì tiān dōu xiàng shíwǔ de yuèliang yíyàng chénggōng yuánmǎn.
愿    你  每  一 天   都   像      十五     的   月亮      一样        成功          圆满。

 

I hope your days are like the full moon on the Mid-Autumn, which represents great success.

Xìngfú yuánmǎn qiān wàn nián!
幸福     圆满          千   万    年!

 

May the ray of happiness always shine on you.

Péngyou, bùguǎn nǐ xiànzài shēn chǔ hé fāng, jīnwǎn yídìng yào kànkan nà yuányuán 
朋友,     不管     你    现在    身     处    何   方,  今晚    一定   要     看看    那    圆圆     
de yuèliang, xǔ gè yuàn ba, hěn kěnéng jiùhuì shíxiàn o! Zhōngqiū kuàilè!
的    月亮,    许 个   愿   吧,很    可能      就会     实现  哦!  中秋      快乐!

 

Dear friend, no matter where yo uare you need to take a look at the bright moon tonight. Make a wish, maybe it will come true! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Key learning Points:

月亮 (yuèliang) n. moon

 

"月亮 (yuèliang)" are the Chinese words for "moon," but when referring to the moon on Mid-Autumn Day, we often say "满月(mǎnyuè) full moon."

Examples:

Wǒ xǐhuan kàn yuèliang hé xīngxing.
我   喜欢    看     月亮      和  星星。

 

I love to watch the moon and stars.

Zuówǎn shì mǎnyuè.
昨晚      是    满月。

 

Last night there was a full moon.

实现 (shíxiàn) v. to come true

 

Example:

Xiǎoshíhou wǒ xiǎng dāng yìmíng jǐngchá, xiànzài wǒ de mèngxiǎng shíxiàn le.
小时候        我    想      当      一名      警察,现在    我   的     梦想     实现    了。

 

I wanted to be a policeman when I was young, and now my dream has come true.

You may be interested in more traditions related to Chinese Mid-autumn Festival:

◆ Mid-Autumn Festival Customs

◆ Chinese Nursery Rhyme: 中秋节(Zhōngqiūjié) Mid-autumn Festival

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