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How to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin
« on: December 07, 2008, 02:39:16 PM »

Does anyone know how to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin or could you direct me a link to a site that translates simple phrases to Mandarin.  Thanks.
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Re: How to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 07:31:33 AM »

I noticed that you didn't get a reply so I thought I'd try to help you out. Check out this site:

http://chineseculture.about.com/library/symbol/np/nc_merrychristmas.htm
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Re: How to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 12:37:36 PM »

In Peoples Republic of China, it is most commonly:

圣诞节快乐 [sheng dan jie kuai le]

The root meanings are as follows:

圣诞 = holy birthday  +    = holiday  +   快乐 = cheerful or happy

In Taiwan, it is most commonly:

聖誕快樂  [sheng dan kuai le] ie: they delete jie (holiday) and in write in traditional rather then simplified character set.




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Re: How to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 12:39:45 PM »

Many, many thanks to panda2004 and Nji13....   My six year old was making Christmas Cards for her classmates yesterday and as she is in Mandarin emersion, she wanted to write Merry Christmas in both English and Mandarin.  Thanks a lot....now back to the books for me....
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Re: How to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 03:39:37 PM »

Our daughter who is 15 and from Jiangsu province just finished writing our holiday cards and wrote exactly what Nji13 said --

圣诞节快乐

Of course, she added a smiley face as well --  Happy -- as she seems to tell me every day, "Mama, teenagers do that!!"   

This is her second Christmas in the US but she had only been home a few months last year when the first one rolled around so everything was a whirlwind for her with meeting crazy relatives, eating weird food and trying to understand why everyone wanted to hug her.  This year she is SO excited!  So, we're dreaming of a PINK Christmas in the great state of Missouri!
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Re: How to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 09:31:14 PM »

Thanks peanutbutterpie...my six year old absolutely loves to follow your blog....and thanks for sharing...
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Re: How to write Merry Christmas in Mandarin
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2008, 02:25:17 PM »

This is her second Christmas in the US but she had only been home a few months last year when the first one rolled around so everything was a whirlwind for her with meeting crazy relatives, eating weird food and trying to understand why everyone wanted to hug her.  This year she is SO excited!  So, we're dreaming of a PINK Christmas in the great state of Missouri!

I am so very happy to see your daughter is doing well and thriving!!   Happy 
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 09:26:41 PM »

THRIVING -- and almost DRIVING!  Oh, my! 
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