Monday, June 11, 2012

生肖shēngxiào (Chinese Zodiac) ——虎 hǔ Tiger

虎 hǔ ,Tiger is the third animal in Chinese zodiac. 
The following video will tell you how to read, write this character. We will also learn a kid's song named Two Tigers in this video. 

I bet you already get the answer. Let's see whether you get it correctly:
I was born in the year of Tiger. 
Wǒ shì hǔnián shēngde
我 是 虎年 生的。
Wǒ shǔ hǔ 


          People who were born at the year of Tiger are also bestowed the personality of the wonderful creature. Tiger, the living symbol of strength and power, generally inspires fear and respect. Tigers' compelling dynamism, intense activity, independence and curiosity about others make them irresistible, persons of multiple charms; Tigers attract followers and admirers. The Tiger is courageous, active and self-assured, and makes an excellent leader and protector. However liberal-minded Tigers may be, they are passionate, rash, and resist the authority of others. Although they are selfish in the little things, they are capable of great generosity, even of altruism, in the larger. Tigers are men and women of action, thrust by destiny into the spotlight. 

           Chinese say the life of a Tiger born at night will be less hectic than that of Tigers born after dawn and above all, those born around midday. It will be a stormy life full of dangers, but the Tiger will never be bored. Neither Night Tiger nor Day Tiger will have an easy life. The Western term for a particularly fierce woman is "dragon lady," but the Chinese call her an "old tiger lady."  母老虎mǔlǎohǔ.