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Chinese Fall Vocabulary Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and the kids are all back to school. That can mean just one thing – fall is here. You may be bummed that summer is over, but there’s lots to love about autumn as well. In China, fall means two very important holidays – Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day. Learn some vocabulary, get the scoop on these holidays, and watch some fall-themed videos in this post.

Fall Vocabulary

Take in the fall scenery!

Take in the fall scenery!

To get you talking about fall in Chinese, here are 25 vocabulary words for the season:



Fall Holidays

Photo from Avery on www.flickr.com

Photo from Avery on www.flickr.com

As mentioned above, both Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day take place in the fall months in China. If you’re interested in learning more about these Chinese holidays, check out a few of our past posts:

  • Mid-Autumn Festival: Get the scoop on this traditional holiday in this post.
  • Moon Cakes: Learn all about the lunar treats that come along with Mid-Autumn Fest.
  • National Day: Get the history of China’s most patriotic holiday here.
  • National Day Golden Week: Tons of Chinese people travel over the long holiday, but that has posed some problems. Learn more in this post.

In addition to these traditional festivals, more and more people in China are celebrating Western holidays. Halloween parties are common in big cities, and many restaurants offer full Thanksgiving dinners. Talk about these holidays in Chinese by studying these posts:

Fall Videos

We’ve got some great videos over on our YouTube channel related to fall. Here are a few of the best:

See what happens when a zombie apocalypse takes over the streets of Beijing.

A Plants vs. Zombies themed game took over downtown Kunming on Halloween weekend.

A great place to take in the beautiful fall colors is the Red Snail Temple outside of Beijing.

The most popular spot in the capital during the fall is definitely the Fragrant Hills.

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About the Author:sasha

Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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