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Dec212016

Country: China

Language: Kineski

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)

Tags: China | Dongzhi | winter | Chinese. Solstice

Dongzhi Festival

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