Song: Treasure My Precious
Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is a song for you and your child – Treasure My Precious!
Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Are you going to make some special cookies? Are you going to make special cards for your friends? Miss Panda and Multicultural Kids Blog have a collection of circle toppers in multiple languages for you to choose from and to create your cards. Here are the printable sets in traditional Chinese characters and pinyin as well as in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin. We celebrate Valentine’s Day here in the U.S. on February 14th.
Do you know Chinese people have their own Chinese Valentine’s Day? It is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month. It is called Qī xì 七夕 or Qī xì qíng rén jié 七夕情人節. Qī 七 means number seven (7) and xì 夕 means evening. When you put the two words together, Qī xì 七夕 means the evening of the 7th. In some Asian countries, Qī xì 七夕 is celebrated in July or August. In Japan, it is called “tanabata festival” and the celebration starts on July 7th on the western calendar. In Korea, it is called “Chilseok” and it is celebrated on the 7th day of the 7th month on the lunar calendar like Chinese. The enchanting story of Niú láng zhī nǚ 牛郎織女 – cowboy and weaver was the legend behind Qī xì 七夕 that originated in China over 2000 years ago.
Qíng rén jié 情人節 literally means “lovers’ festival” and that is “Valentine’s Day” in English. Be creative and design your Valentine’s day cards or decoration by using these lovely circle toppers in Chinese characters and pinyin.
Miss Panda wrote a Valentine’s Day rhyme in Chinese for you and your family to try. Are you ready for the challenge? Have fun!
Traditional Characters – pinyin – [Simplified Characters] – English translation
Important Words/Phrases to know:
1. 情人節 – Qíng rén jié = Valentine’s Day
2. 快樂 – kuài lè = Happy .
3. 親 – qīn = to kiss; kiss.
4. 一個 – yī gè = one (general counter)
5. 抱 – bào = to hug; hug.
6. 說 – shuō = to say; to speak.
7. 說一句 – shuō yī jù = to say one sentence.
8. 我愛你 – wǒ ài nǐ = I love you.
9. 吃 – chī = to eat.
10. 巧克力 – qiǎo kè lì = chocolate. ( Does that sound like English?)
Happy Valentine’s Day! – Qíng rén jié kuài lè – 情人節快樂