Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Twelve Chinese Birth Signs

Are you a Rabbit? Are you a Ram? Are you a Dragon? Chinese children ask their friends this question for fun. With 2012 approaching and the Chinese New Year coming in a month we are going to take a look at the fun twelve Chinese Birth signs.

There are twelve animals and it is a 12-year cycle. If a baby boy and a baby girl were born this year, the year of Rabbit, they will turn 12 years old when the next Rabbit year comes. Let's see if you can find the animal signs for each of your family members. See the chart below in English, Chinese characters, and pinyin to learn the twelve animals. Find the birth sign according to the year you were born.

A song to go with this theme would be the Chinese classic for children, "Two Tigers"!

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