Qíngrěn jié

Qíngrěn jié

Valentines day is coming soon. Don’t be caught off guard without an appropriate Chinese greeting.

If this phrase sounds inverted … it is. In English, we say “Happy Valentines Day”, but the Chinese prefer to say “Valentines Day Happy”. This is true for all holiday greetings. But, it is not hard to get used to.

Use the audio recordings below to practice your lines for the big date!

PinyinChineseEnglish
Qíngrěn jié kuài lè!情人节快乐!Happy Valentine’s Day!
Wǒ ài nǐ!我爱你!I love you!

Vocabulary

PinyinEnglish
情人qíngrěnlover,sweetheart
jiéfestival
快乐kuài lèhappy,joyful
I,me
àilove
you