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Country: China

Language: 漢語

Place: China and East Asia

Dongzhi Festival

Learn to pronounce words associated with the Chinese Winter Solstice Festival

The Dōngzhì (冬至) or Winter Solstice Festival is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Chinese and other East Asians on or around the 22nd of December each year.

Traditionally, Dongzhi is also a time for the family to get together. In our special pronunciation guide, learn some of the most common terms in Mandarin Chinese which are used around the time of the festival. You'll find how to pronounce 'tangyuan' (湯圓) or balls of glutinous rice, and other foods which are commonly eaten at this time of year. You'll also find out how to say words like 'family' and 'ancestor' in Chinese.

Note that where available we have used Mandarin Chinese expressions.

Photo: avlxyz 汤圆 Cooking Tang Yuan via photopin (license)

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Dongzhi Festival

List of terms associated with the Dongzhi Festival. Click on the words for a translation where available

  • 冬至嘅發音 冬至 [zh]
  • 湯圓嘅發音 湯圓 [zh]
  • 冬季嘅發音 冬季 [zh]
  • 祖先嘅發音 祖先 [zh]
  • 家庭嘅發音 家庭 [zh]
  • 冻疮嘅發音 冻疮 [zh]
  • 米酒嘅發音 米酒 [zh]
  • 白饭嘅發音 白饭 [zh]
  • 桂花嘅發音 桂花 [zh]
  • 酒酿圆子嘅發音 酒酿圆子 [zh]
  • 鸡嘅發音 [zh]
  • 鸭嘅發音 [zh]
  • 乌龟嘅發音 乌龟 [zh]
  • 猪嘅發音 [zh]
  • 牛嘅發音 [zh]
  • 羊嘅發音 [zh]
  • 节嘅發音 [zh]