猴年是Year of the Monkey,雞年卻不是Year of the Chicken?其他生肖、祝賀語、過年相關物品該怎麼講?千萬別錯過這篇!

十二生肖

生肖的英文是Chinese zodiac sign 或是Chinese animal sign ,至於12十二種動物的名稱如下:

Rat 鼠 (不能用mouse)
Ox 牛 (不能用cow)
Tiger 虎
Rabbit 兔
Dragon 龍
Snake 蛇
Horse 馬
Goat 羊 (不能用sheep)
Monkey 猴
Rooster 雞 (不能用chicken)
Dog 狗
Pig 豬

Year of the(填入上面的動物)可以用來表達某個生肖年:

A: What’s the Chinese zodiac/animal sign of 2016?(2016 是什麼年?)
B: It’s the year of the Monkey.(是猴年。)

來練習一下生肖的相關對話吧:

A: 你屬什麼?
B: 我屬猴。

A: What Chinese zodiac/animal sign were you born under?
B: I was born in the year of the Monkey.

或是I was born under the sign of the Monkey.

A: What is your Chinese zodiac/animal sign?
B: My Chinese zodiac/animal sign is the Monkey.

或是直接說I’m a Monkey.

十二生肖分別象徵什麼意義呢?趕快來觀賞這部清楚又有趣的英文解說!