Year of the monkey
Happy (Late) Chinese New Year!
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On february the eight it will be Chinese New Year. It will be the year of the monkey. In Chinese monkey means “Hóu” . Sometimes children from the orphanage are named by the year they were born. Mostly this happens to foundlings. I am for example a foundling and was born in 1991. Therefore the orphanage gave me the last name of “Yáng”. Because Yang means sheep and I was born in the year of the sheep. The chinese names of the zodiacs are as followed;
Hû: Tiger Jī: Rooster
Tù: Rabbit Gôu: Dog
Lóng: Dragon Zhū: Swine
Shé : Snake Shû: Rat
Mă: Horse Niu: Ox
Yáng: Sheep Hóu: Monkey
(*The circumflex on the u should be the other way around but I am not able to do this.)
Do you want to know what kind of zodiac animal you are in China? Take a look at this image:
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