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Mandarin Chinese Vocabulary For Halloween

October 13, 2020

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It’s Spooktober! Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner?

This year’s celebrations will look slightly different as we all continue to practice social distancing, but we can still have fun with the holiday.

Here are some useful Chinese vocabulary words for Halloween:

Happy Halloween!

万圣节快乐
Wànshèngjié kuàilè!

Trick or treat

不给糖, 就捣蛋
Bù gěi táng, jiù dǎo dàn

Costume

服装
fú zhuāng

Pumpkin

南瓜
nánguā

Jack-o’-lantern

南瓜灯
nánguādēng

Candy

糖果
tángguǒ

Horror movie

恐怖电影
kǒngbùdiànyǐng

Decoration

装饰
zhuāngshì

Party

派对
pàiduì

Candle

蜡烛
làzhú

Ghost story

鬼故事
guǐgùshì

Witch

巫婆 or 女巫
wūpó or nǚwū

Ghost

鬼魂
guǐhún

Vampire

吸血鬼
xīxuèguǐ

Mummy

木乃伊
mùnǎiyī (loanword)

Werewolf

狼人
lángrén

Zombie

僵尸
jiāngshī

Bat

蝙蝠
biānfú

Skeleton

骷髅
kūlóu

Haunted house

鬼屋
guǐwū

Spider

蜘蛛
zhīzhū

Spider web

蜘蛛网
zhīzhūwǎng

Monster

怪物
guàiwù

Do you celebrate Halloween?

你庆祝万圣节吗?
Nǐ qìngzhù Wànshèngjié ma?

What are you going to dress up as?

你要打扮成什么?
Nǐ yào dǎbàn chéng shénme?

Looking for more holiday-related Chinese vocabulary? Check out these romantic Chinese phrases for Valentine’s Day!

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