Chinese Vocabulary for Halloween Posted by sasha on Oct 17, 2019 in Culture, festivals
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. From dressing up and going trick-or-treating as a youngster, to wild parties that seemed to last all weekend in college, to awesome Halloween concerts, to scaring the crap out of unsuspecting Beijingers on the subway, I’ve always had fun on October 31st. Although Halloween isn’t exactly a big holiday here in China, more and more people are celebrating the “10,000 Saints Festival” (the literal translation of the Chinese name).
Chinese Vocabulary for Halloween
To help you gear up for the famous spooky holiday in China, here are 25 Chinese vocabulary words for Halloween:
bù gěi táng jiù dǎo dàn
xī xuè guǐ
kē xué guài rén
mù nǎi yī
nán guā dēng
yù mǐ mí gōng
yǎo píng guǒ yóu xì
kǒng bù diàn yǐng
wàn shèng jié wǎn huì
wàn shèng jié kuài lè
trick or treat
bobbing for apples
Questions About Halloween
Practice your Chinese by answering these questions about Halloween:
nǐ xǐ huan wàn shèng jié ma? wèi shén me
Do you like Halloween? Why?
nǐ dǎ suàn zěn me guò wàn shèng jié
How do you plan to spend Halloween?
nǐ xǐ huan kàn kǒng bù diàn yǐng ma? nǐ yǒu zuì xǐ huan de ma
Do you like to watch horror movies? Do you have a favorite?
nǐ yào dǎ bàn chéng shén me
What are you going to dress up as?
To answer, just say:
wǒ yào dǎ bàn chéng
I’m going to dress up as…
Plus your costume. For example:
Spiderman (蜘蛛侠 – zhī zhū xiá)
Cinderella (灰姑娘 – huī gū niáng)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (忍者神龟 – rěn zhě shén guī)
Further Reading and Viewing
If you like watching horror movies and learning Chinese, why not watch some freaky movies from China? Check out this post I wrote a few years back about 5 Chinese Horror Movies!
What happens when a zombie apocalypse invades Beijing? Find out in this short and funny video!
Down in Kunming, one fun Halloween activity I joined was a re-enactment of Plants vs. Zombies. It was a ton of fun and I put a little video together for you to check out.
Wherever you are celebrating the spooky holiday, I wish you a….