2020 has been a tough one, but as the year draws to an end, it’s a good time to reassess your goals and resolutions for the upcoming new year. In this #SkritterChineseTips mini-lesson, we teach some useful terms for discussing how you can level up in 2021 and beyond…
The verb 过 for celebrations and spending time on events
过 is the verb “to spend”, used for a day or period of time, like the winter break. It can also be translated as “to celebrate” if it involves a holiday or special celebratory occasion.
to celebrate the New Year
Nǐ zhōumò guòde zěnmeyàng?
How was your weekend spent?
Let’s set some goals and resolutions
目标 [目標] mùbiāo = goals
决心 juéxīn = resolutions
To set a goal or resolution, we use the verb 下 xià = “to set”.[Example]
Xīnde yìnián, wǒ yào xià juéxīn, měi tiàn yùndōng.
In the New Year, I have set the resolution of doing daily exercise.
希望 xīwàng = hope;wish
愿望 yuànwàng hopes; dreams
In the Chinese language, a phrase we see and hear often is: 新年新希望！Xīnnián xīn xīwàng! = New Year; New Hope!
实现 [實現] shíxiàn = to realize; to fulfill; to carry out
This verb can be used for all four nouns we introduced in this post
Finally, some things to improve upon…
We hope you have a succesful year ahead. Stay healthy, set goals, and be the best version of yourself in 2021 and beyond…