Thursday, 7 February 2008

正月 - zhēng yuè – New Year’s Day

The first character today is 正, zhēng meaning the first month of the lunar year. It is pronounced jung with a 1st or high, level tone.

The second character is 月, yuè meaning the moon. It is pronounced you-air, with a 4th or falling tone.

正月, zhēng yuè is the name given to the first day of the new year.

We would like to wish all our readers 新年快樂 – xīn nián kuài lè – Happy New Year.