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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Chinese translation: SHENGDAN JIAQI

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07:35 Oct 31, 2000
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Help! Does anybody know what this Western festive period is called in Chinese? Do we have a specific term for it?

Thanks a bundle for your help in advance.
W Joseph
Chinese translation:SHENGDAN JIAQI
Explanation:
1. "SHENGDAN JIE"=圣诞节
In China, Christmas is called "SHENGDAN JIE", but this can all be used to imply the whole Christmas Holiday Period.

2. "SHENGDAN JIAQI"=圣诞假期
But of course all use another term "SHENGDAN JIAQI" which means Christmas Holiday.

Best, Yao

(If you want, I send the Chinese letters in .jpg file).
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Shalom
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na +1ShengDan ChangJia or ShengDan ShiErTianconfiance
na +1meiguo shengdanjie de shi er tian  瓣 竧 较 竊    ぱ
Elizabeth Tu
na +1SHENGDAN JIAQIShalom


  

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11 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
SHENGDAN JIAQI


Explanation:
1. "SHENGDAN JIE"=圣诞节
In China, Christmas is called "SHENGDAN JIE", but this can all be used to imply the whole Christmas Holiday Period.

2. "SHENGDAN JIAQI"=圣诞假期
But of course all use another term "SHENGDAN JIAQI" which means Christmas Holiday.

Best, Yao

(If you want, I send the Chinese letters in .jpg file).

Shalom
China
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meiguo shengdanjie de shi er tian  瓣 竧 较 竊    ぱ


Explanation:
 瓣 竧 较 竊    ぱ
There is nothing like this in China.
So, you have to translate it literally.
Then add the summary of the twelve days by
listing the gifts for each day after christmas in parenthesis.

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ShengDan ChangJia or ShengDan ShiErTian


Explanation:
圣诞长假 or 圣诞十二天
according to different contexts.

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" has its origin in an old ENglish song counting from the 1st to 12th day of Xmas with a religious symbol each day.

So the former is exactly what Chinese usually refer to this long period of Xmas holidays as while the latter can be used for more religious circumstances or with reference to its origin.


    Reference: http://www.jasonandsarah.com/twelve/twelve.htm
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