The spookiest, scariest times are upon us. We’re of course talking about Halloween!
Maybe you already know how to say Halloween in Chinese, but do you know any other frightful words around Halloween in Chinese? It’s the purfect time to learn some so you can have a complete Halloween spooky kit in Chinese.
Before you turn into an I-scream (get the frightful Halloween joke?), let’s see 15 Halloween in Chinese words!
How to write happy Halloween in Chinese
First things first, let’s see how to say Halloween in Chinese.
Wàn shèng jié
This is a shorter version of its full name in Chinese: 万圣节前夕 [Wàn shèng jié Qián xī]，which literally means: the eve before All Saint’s Day.
You can also use 鬼节 [guǐjié] to say Halloween in Chinese language. 鬼 [guǐ] is “ghost” in Chinese, and 节 [jié] is “festival”, so describing Halloween as the ghost festival is pretty fitting!
To write Happy Halloween in Chinese characters, you want to add the word 快乐, which means happy.
So to say Happy Halloween in Chinese language, you’ll say:
Wàn shèng jié kuài lè
With 鬼节, here’s how to say happy Halloween in Chinese:
guǐ jié kuài lè
Happy Ghost Day (Halloween)!
Speaking of which:
The Nincha Team 祝你万圣节快乐!
The Nincha Team zhù nǐ wànshèngjié kuàilè!
The Nincha Team behind Ninchanese wishes you a Happy Halloween!
With Ninchanese, get a complete method to learn Chinese, which has you speaking, reading, writing, and more in Chinese. And because culture and language go hand in hand, learn about the major Chinese cultural events and festivals on Ninchanese. From traditions to Chinese vocabulary and expressions, you’ll love discovering all the great festivals China has to offer. Learn also about Western celebrations in Chinese such as Christmas and Thanksgiving, and how to play games in Chinese! Now that’s something to howl about.
Let’s see more Halloween words in Chinese!
Chinese Halloween Vocabulary
南瓜 Nánguā pumpkin
南瓜灯 Nánguā dēng Jack-o’-lantern
黑猫 Hēi māo black cat
蜘蛛 Zhīzhū spider
巫婆 Wūpó witch
扫把 Sàobǎ broom
面具 Miànjù mask
猫头鹰 Māotóuyīng owl
糖果 Tángguǒ candies
骨架 Gǔjià skeleton
怪物 Guàiwù monster
鬼 Guǐ ghost
鬼屋 Guǐwū haunted house
僵尸 Jiāng shī Chinese vampire / Chinese-style Zombie
捣蛋 Dǎo dàn to play tricks
Making your own Jack-o’lantern this year? Why not carve a beautiful lucky Nincha on your 南瓜？ Here’s a meowsome guide to do so!
There are some pretty great Halloween costumes on the list, don’t you think? Nincha’s being a 僵尸 this year! That’s a Chinese-style zombie! What about you?
Bonus: Two Halloween Chinese Expressions
Want more? Here are two thrilling and chilling sentences to use, too to howl on Halloween in Chinese:
Bù gěi táng, jiù dǎodàn
Trick or treat!
Oh, you scared me!
Enjoy this haunted collection of Halloween words in Chinese!
The Nincha Team
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