Posted by Grace Feng on April 20, 2012
To learn mandarin is not only about learning language itself. It is even more important if you can learn some useful knowledge from Chinese culture. It’ll give your language learning great help for sure.
Today I’d like to introduce a group of cool Chinese names for each age group. These names were created by ancient Chinese that do reflect the main spirit of each age group. See which “name” you’re under now?
The most frequent used names in Chinese articles are 而立, 不惑, 知天命 and 古稀. If you do a search of any of the above name, you’ll see they are being used all over the place. After this post, you should be able to accurately figure out what age group it is implying next time you read about any of those words.
shí suì bù chóu
10 years old “no worries”
èrshí bù huǐ
20 years old “no regrets”
30 years old “establishing”
40 years old “not confused anymore”
wǔshí zhī Tiānmìng
50 years old “aware of the end of your life”
liùshí ěr shun
60 years old “able to listen to any voice calmly”
70 years old “rare treasure”
80 years old “gray and venerable”
jiǔshí lǎo tong
90 years old “old child”
Category: Chinese vocabulary
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