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Chinese words you may not know about Halloween

It’s that spooky time of year, and though not a much-celebrated holiday in China, why not expand your Chinese vocabulary to include these wicked words. This simple Halloween language primer will have you howling out Halloween lingo in Chinese faster than deciding whether Chinese is a trick or a treat. To help you gear up for Halloween in China, here are 25 Chinese words:

Halloween (万圣节 – wàn shèng jié)

costume (服装 – fú zhuāng)

mask (面具 – miàn jù)

trick or treat (不給糖,就搗蛋 – bù gěi táng, jiù dǎo dàn)

candy (糖果 – táng guǒ)

bat (蝙蝠 – biān fú)

black cat (黑猫 – hēi māo)

spider (蜘蛛 – zhī zhū)

ghost (鬼魂 – guǐ hún)

vampire (吸血鬼 – xī xuè guǐ)

skeleton (骷髅 – kū lóu)

Frankenstein (科学怪人 – kē xué guài rén)

witch (女巫 – nǚ wū)

mummy (木乃伊 – mù nǎi yī)

zombie (僵尸 – jiāng shī)

werewolf (狼人 – láng rén)

pumpkin (南瓜 – nán guā)

jack-o-lantern (南瓜灯 – nán guā dēng)

ghost story (鬼故事 – guǐ gù shì)

haunted house (鬼屋 – guǐ wū)

corn maze (玉米迷宫 – yù mǐ mí gōng)

bobbing for apples (咬苹果游戏 – yǎo píng guǒ yóu xì)

horror movies (恐怖电影 – kǒng bù diàn yǐng)

Halloween party (万圣节晚会 – wàn shèng jié wǎn huì)

Happy Halloween (万圣节快乐 – wàn shèng jié kuài lè)

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2016-10-31

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