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Year of the Dog: Chinese New Year

Updated Thursday 8th February 2018

As the Chinese celebrate the Year of the Dog, why not learn how to write and pronounce basic Chinese words, or find out more about our furry friends?

2018 is the year of the Dog. The Dog is the eleventh in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Dog is said to be loyal, honest, just and worried. 

In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just paired with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth. 2018 is an Earth Dog Year. Babies born in this year will be believed to be stubborn and not very connected with the world and society. 

Celebrate the new year by dipping into some of our fantastic resources on China and Chinese. 

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