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Chinese Spring Vocabulary Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

We’ve already covered winter and summer here, so bookmark those to build up your vocabulary. It’s been a long winter, but the ice is starting to melt and flowers are starting to bloom again. Spring is in the air, and what better way to get excited about the changing of the seasons than learning how to talk about it in Chinese? Here’s a bit of spring vocabulary for you to study:

Spring (春天 – chūn tiān)


  • March (三月 – sān yuè)

  • April (四月 – sì yuè)

  • May (五月 – wǔ yuè)

  • June (六月 – liù yuè)

Beautiful spring flowers in Beijing.

Beautiful spring flowers in Beijing.


  • warm (暖和 – nuǎn huo)

  • comfortable (舒服 – shū fú)

  • rain (雨 – yǔ)

  • wind (风 – fēng)

  • April showers bring May flowers.

    (四月的雨带来五月的花 – sì yuè de yǔ dài lái wǔ yuè de huā)

Labor Day crowd on the beach in Dalian.

Labor Day crowd on the beach in Dalian.


  • St. Patrick’s Day (圣帕特里克节 – shèng pà tè lǐ kè jié)

  • April Fool’s Day (愚人节 – yú rén jié)

  • Easter (复活节 – fù huó jié)

  • Arbor Day (植树节 – zhí shù jié)

  • Earth Day (地球日 – dì qiú rì)

  • Tomb Sweeping Festival (清明节 – qīng míng jié)

  • Labor Day (劳动节 – láo dòng jié)

Beijing's Chaoyang Park comes to life in spring.

Beijing’s Chaoyang Park comes to life in spring.


  • bloom (盛开 – shèng kāi)

  • cherry blossom (樱花 – yīng huā)

  • crops (作物 – zuò wù)

  • daffodil (喇叭水仙 – lǎ bā shuǐ xiān)

  • flower (花 – huā)

  • garden (花园 – huā yuán)

  • seed (种子 – zhǒng zǐ)

  • spring break (春假 – chūn jià)

  • spring cleaning (春季大扫除 – chūn jì dà sǎo chú)

  • tulip (郁金香 – yù jīn xiāng)

How do you feel about spring? Try answering this question in Chinese:

Do you like spring? Why?
你喜欢春天吗? 为什么?
nǐ xǐ huān chūn tiān ma? wèi shén me


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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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