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万圣节快乐!Happy Halloween: Witchy Words and Spooky Sentences in Chinese

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Within the last few years, Halloween and many other western holidays, have arrived in China. Although sometimes the meaning behind the holiday gets a little lost, Chinese businesses, malls and theme parks embrace these days and have a little fun.

 

Below are some Halloween themed vocabulary words and sentences to learn and enjoy. You never know when you might need them!

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女巫 – Witch

女巫 – (nǚwū): Witch

Example Sentence:

孩子们都不喜欢童话故事里的女巫。(hái zi men dōu bù xǐ huan tóng huà gù shì lǐ de nǚ wū.) = The children don’t like the witch in the fairy tale.

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鬼 – Ghost

(guǐ): Ghost

Example Sentence:

他假装成鬼去吓唬别人。(tā jiǎ zhuāng chéng guǐ qù xià hu bié rén.) = He pretended to be a ghost to scare other people.

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吸血鬼 – Vampire

吸血鬼 (xīxuèguǐ): Vampire

Example Sentence:

我昨晚做噩梦里看见了吸血鬼。(wǒ zuó wǎn zuòè mèng lǐ kàn jiàn le xī xuè guǐ.) = I had a nightmare last night and saw the vampire.

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狼人 – Werewolf

狼人 (lángrén): Werewolf

Example Sentence:

男孩们都很喜欢狼人。(nán hái men dōu hěn xǐ huan láng rén.) = Boys like werewolves very much.

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南瓜灯 – Pumpkin/ Jack-o-Lantern

南瓜灯 (nán guā dēng): Pumpkin/ Jack-o-Lantern

Example Sentence:

孩子们喜欢在万圣节玩南瓜灯。(hái zi men xǐ huan zài Wàn shèng jié wán nán guā dēng) = The children like to play with jack-o-lanterns at Halloween.

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蝙蝠 – Bat

蝙蝠 (biān fú): Bat

Example Sentence:

蝙蝠一般夜晚才出来觅食。 (biān fú yī bān yè wǎn cái chū lái mì shí.) – Bats generally go foraging at night.

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骷髅 – Skeleton

骷髅 (kū lóu): Skeleton

Example Sentence:

草丛里的骷髅把我吓坏了。(cǎo cóng lǐ de kū lóu bǎ wǒ xià huài le) = The skeleton in the grass freaked me out.

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僵尸 – Zombie

僵尸 (jiāngshī): Zombie

Example Sentence:

那块墓地里有很多僵尸。 (nà kuài mù dì lǐ yǒu hěn duōjiāng shī.) = There are many zombies in the graveyard.

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怪物 – Monster

怪物 (guàiwu): Monster

Example Sentence:

你要打败所有的怪物才算赢这个游戏。(nǐ yào dǎ bài suǒ yǒu de guài wu cái suàn yíng zhè ge yóu xì.) = You need to beat all of the monsters to win the game.

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干尸 – Mummy

干尸 (gānshī) Mummy

Example Sentence:

不要接近那些干尸!(gān shī bù yào jiē jìn nà xiē gān shī!) = Don’t get too close to those mummies!

 

Here are some more Halloween related vocabulary for you to use and make some sentences.

After you’ve finished, why don’t you try and use the words in a sentence and leave us a comment using them!

 

令人毛骨悚然的 – Spooky

令人毛骨悚然的 (lìng rén máo gǔ sǒng rán de): Spooky

Example Sentence:

树林里传来了令人毛骨悚然的声音。 (shù lín lǐ chuán lái le lìng rén máo gǔ sǒng rán de shēng yīn.) = A spooky voice is coming from the forest.

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闹鬼的 – Haunted

闹鬼的 (nào guǐ de): Haunted

Example Sentence:

我绝对不进那个闹鬼的房子。(wǒ jué duì bù jìn nèi gè nào guǐ de fáng zi.) = I will never go into that haunted house.

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邪恶的 – Wicked

邪恶的 (xié è de): Wicked

Example Sentence:

我不喜欢她邪恶的眼神。 (wǒ bù xǐ huan tā xié è de yǎn shén.) = I dislike her wicked eyes.

 

颤抖 – Shiver

颤抖 (chàn dǒu): Shiver

Example Sentence:

他太害怕了所以一整天都在颤抖。(tā tài hài pà le suǒ yǐ yī zhěng tiān dōu zài chàn dǒu) = He was so frightened; he has been shivering all day.

 

惨叫 – Scream

惨叫 (cǎn jiào): Scream

Example Sentence:

她的父母听到她在房间里惨叫后立刻冲进了她的房间。(tā de fù mǔ tīng dào tā zài fáng jiān lǐ cǎn jiào hòu lì kè chōng jìn le tā de fáng jiān.) = Her parents rushed into her room after hearing her screams.

 

魔鬼 – Evil

魔鬼 (mō guǐ): Evil

Example Sentence:

他们认为他们国家的领导人是个魔鬼。(tā men rèn wéi tā men guó jiā de lǐng dǎo rén shì gèmó guǐ.) = They thought their country’s leader was evil.

 

古怪 – Grotesque

古怪 (gǔ guài): Grotesque

Example Sentence:

警察正在处理这个古怪的案件。(jǐng chá zhèng zài chǔ lǐ zhè ge gǔ guài àn jiàn.) = The policeman was dealing with this grotesque case.

 Trick or Treat!

不给糖就捣蛋

(bù gěi táng jiù dǎodàn)

Trick or treat
 
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