猴子 (hóuzi) Monkey

猴子 (hóuzi) monkey
It’s the Year of the Monkey, and we’ve been a bit remiss: we have hardly made mention of monkeys this year! The Monkey is the 9th animal in the Chinese zodiac. The cycle of animals repeats every 12 years, so you are born in a Monkey year (mostly, as the new lunar year usually starts…

新年快乐!(xīn nián kuài lè!) Happy New Year! Time for tones!

新年快乐!Do you remember what this means? I hope so ^_^ Happy New Year! Chinese New Year will soon be upon us, which means it’s a time for family, overeating, and 红包 (hóng bāo)! 红包 (hóng bāo)—if you didn’t know already—are red packets, with money inside, given as a new year’s gift. In the Chinese Calendar,…