Zuckerberg posted a video to Facebook on Feb. 7th in which, speaking in Mandarin, he wished everyone a happy new year. His wife, pediatrician and philanthropist Priscilla Chan, and their newborn daughter, Max, also appeared in the video.
In the minute-and-a-half clip, Zuckerberg announced that Max now has a Chinese name, Chen Mingyu, and that he likes roast duck.
The video is the latest in a string of events where Zuckerberg has spoken Chinese in front of an audience. In October he gave a 20-minute speech in Mandarin during a visit to Tsinghua University in Beijing. He started learning Chinese in 2010.
Here are what Zuckerberg says in the video:
Happy New Year!
Priscilla and I are very excited to celebrate our first Lunar New Year with Max. We hope on this holiday, you are also spending it with your family and friends.
Last night at Facebook, we hosted our annual Lunar New Year celebrations. This year, we have the honor of hosting famous chefs from China representing many different cuisines for everyone at Facebook to experience. My favorite was duck!
To celebrate the new year, members of our family gathered to enjoy a reunion dinner last night. This is also a meaningful holiday for Max because we have chosen her Chinese name. Her name is Chen Mingyu. "Chen" is after her mother's family name, and "Mingyu" represents "our hope for a brighter tomorrow for the world.
From our little family to yours, we wish you health and prosperity in the New Monkey Year!
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