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Swapping Zodiac Signs

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ID: 3026 Intermediate
Happy Chinese New Year all and welcome to the Year of the (Fire) Rooster! Two friends discuss the various personality traits of the Chinese Zodiac symbols. Image from Pixabay
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
shǔ to be born during a zodiac sign
hóu monkey
rooster; chicken
存钱 cúnqián to save money
你属什么?
nǐ shǔ shénme ?
What animal are you in the Chinese zodiac?
我属猴,你呢?
wǒ shǔ hóu ,nǐ ne ?
I'm a monkey. You?
我小你一岁,我属鸡。
wǒ xiǎo nǐ yī suì ,wǒ shǔ jī 。
I'm one year younger than you. I'm a rooster.
听说属鸡的人很会存钱,也很喜欢帮助别人,你是吗?
tīngshuō shǔ jī de rén hěn huì cúnqián ,yě hěn xǐhuan bāngzhù biérén ,nǐ shì ma ?
I hear that roosters are very good at saving money and they also like to help people. Does that fit with your personality?
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