Monday, November 11, 2013

Mandarin Chinese-- Lesson 51 (The Chinese Zodiac and the lucky stones for Zodiac)

  Chinese Language Learning Program
        Lesson 51 – The Chinese Zodiac and the lucky stones for Zodiac

Hello, everyone. Welcome back. This is Baixue’s Chinese Language Learning Program. Last time, we talk about Possessive Pronouns. Today, we will have fun. We will talke about the Chinese Zodiac story. Ok, let me ask you some questions. How much do you know about the story of the Chinese Zodiac? How many animals are in the Chinese Zodiac? How these animals are chosen to be the Zodiac?  Ok, let’s find the answers and find what you are in the Chinese Zodiac.

shí èr shǔ xiàng/ shēng xiào 
    属     /          (Chinese Zodiac)  
chū shēng nián fèn
 出   生   年 份 (birth year)

I put all the birth years of each animal representing as following. Check them and find out what your animal zodiac is. How to find your animal zodiac? For example, if you were born in 1984, then you find the year from the list below is the Rat year. Your animal zodiac is Rat.

The Rat year: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032, 2044...


White Crystal (King of Crystal) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Rat. White crystal jewelry can make the bad things far from you and improve your memory function. This crystal may give you best of luck.


The Ox year: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033, 2045...

Red Tiger’s Eye (Bravery Stone) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Ox. Red tiger’s eye jewelry can help you avoid some bad things and could provide you with courage and loads of luck.


The Tiger year: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034, 2046...

Yellow Quartz (Fortune Crystal) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Tiger. This crystal is also called "Success Stone", which means that this fourune quartz jewelry can give you positive energy, self-confidence and assist you with your prosperity and success.
       兔 (Rabbit)
The Rabbit year: 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035, 2047...

Rose Quartz (Emotional Gem) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Rabbit. "Love Stone" is another name for this kind of stone. If you were born in the Rabbit year, emotional gem jewelry can give you peace and bring some comfort to you.

        龙 (Dragon)

The Dragon year: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036, 2048...

The lucky stone for Zodiac Dragon is Amethyst (which is also known as the Guardian of Love Stone). Amethyst jewelry can bring you peace, security and love and give you loads of courage, wisdom, best of luck and self-confidence.

      蛇 (Snake)

The Snake year: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037, 2049...

Aventurine Jade (Health Stone) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Snake. If your zodiac animal is Snake, wearing Aventurine Jade jewelry can excite your creativity and imagination, along with positive effect on your psyche and make you inner equilibrium. Don’t you want to have one if you were born in the Snake year.
                     马 (Horse)                             

The Horse year: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038, 2050...

Malay Jade (Elegant Stone) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Horse. Elegant stone jewelry may help you with the wisdom, health, longevity and wealth. This Jade also can make you pure and elegant.

       羊 (Sheep)

The Sheep year: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039, 2051...

Bloodstone (Life Stone) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Sheep. Bloodstone jewelry can inspire your spirit and it is told that this life stone can protect the fetal and new life from bad things and bring you wealth you will never know.  It is an amazing stone. 

        猴 (Monkey)

The Monkey year: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040, 2052...

Citrine (Health Crystal) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Monkey. Citrine jewelry can bring energy and intelligence to you, maybe also can give you the loads of health, wealth and it is also believed that this health crystal is good for your immunity, and can activate defence cells.
        鸡 (Rooster)

The Rooster year: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041, 2053...

Amulet Stone is the lucky stone for Zodiac Rooster. It is also called Gold Sand Stone. This kind of jewelry can keep you from evil and negativity.

     狗 (Dog)

The Dog year: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042, 2054...

Agate (Efficacy gem) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Dog. It is said that Agate jewelry can help you eliminate or reduce your stress by balancing your yin/yang energy and make your body and your mind harmony.

     猪 (Pig)

The Pig year: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043, 2055...

Palissandro Bluette (Wish Stone) is the lucky stone for Zodiac Pig. Wish stone jewelry may provide you with a great deal of courage, longevity and luck. It also can help you improve your personality by opening your mind.

Ok, today’s idiom is

              chén yú luò yàn

---means “one who is so stunningly beautiful that makes the fish dive down for shame and wild geese alight. ”

Ok, that is all for today. PS: I put the legend of the Chinese Zodiac and the song in the next post (supplementary post).

xiè  xiè!
   ! (Thanks!)

xià  cì  jiàn 

     !  (See you next time!)

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