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CNY Calligraphy Special (video)

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ID: 2835 Intermediate
  Today's lesson is a bit different and quite special. We have a 20 minute Chinese New Year calligraphy lesson for you all to join in with. Join newbie learner Karl and advanced learner Natasha as they learn to write some common sayings and characters to write during Spring Festival. We will learn all about why you see certain characters such as 春 and 满 everywhere during this time, and also the meaning behind the red sheets of paper on either side of a door seen during this festival. If you don't know any of this, no problem. Get your calligraphy pens at the ready, and prepare for a spot of relaxing calligraphy. Amazon link for buying a calligraphy set here. Chinese New Year Calligraphy Paper Amazon link here.
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因为是过年,所以要写在红色的纸上。
yīnwèi shì guònián ,suǒyǐ yào xiě zài hóngsè de zhǐshàng 。
Because it's the New Year, we write on red paper.
这个(方形的纸)是用来写一个字的。
zhè ge (fāngxíng de zhǐ )shì yònglái xiě yī gè zì de 。
This (square paper) is for writing one character only.
然后呢,这个是四个字的,有点作弊,因为这里有四个圈圈,写在这个(圈圈里)就可以了。
ránhòu ne ,zhè ge shì sì gè zì de ,yǒudiǎnr zuòbì ,yīnwèi zhèlǐ yǒu sì gè quānquān ,xiě zài zhègè (quānquān lǐ )jiù kěyǐ le 。
Then, this is for writing four characters. You're cheating a little, because there are already four circles drawn out. You just have to write in the circles.
春联
chūnlián
Spring Festival Couplets
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