English Sentence:

The order of Chinese zodiac twelve animals is: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Cock, Dog and Pig.

Chinese Translation (Traditional):

中國十二生肖的順序是:鼠牛虎兔龍蛇馬羊猴雞狗豬。

Chinese Translation (Simplified):

中国十二生肖的顺序是:鼠牛虎兔龙蛇马羊猴鸡狗猪。

Pinyin:

zhong1 guo2 shi2 er4 sheng1 xiao4 de5 shun4 xu4 shi4:shu3 niu2 hu3 tu4 long2 she2 ma3 yang2 hou2 ji1 gou3 zhu1.

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中國   中国

zhōng guó

China

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十二   十二

shí èr

twelve, 12

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生肖   生肖

shēng xiào

Chinese zodiac sign (Chinese astrology), Chinese animal sign

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de

1. of (possessive particle) 2. (adjectival ending) 3. (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis) 4. (used to form a nominal expression)

Here: of (possessive particle)

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順序   顺序

shùn xù

sequence, order

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shì

1. yes 2. to be (is, are, am, was, were) 3. (formal) that 4. (old) this, this thing 5. (particle emphasizing the word following it) 6. (particle showing agreement) 7. true, correct

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shǔ

rat, mouse

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niú

1. ox, cow, bull, cattle 2. [Mainland only] (slang) awesome 3. Niu (Chinese surname)

Here: ox, cow, bull, cattle

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tiger

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rabbit

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lóng

1. dragon 2. dinosaur 3. Long (Chinese surname)

Here: dragon

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shé

snake, serpent

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1. horse 2. Ma (Chinese surname) 3. (abbreviation for Malaysia)

Here: horse

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yáng

ram, sheep, goat

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hóu

monkey

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1. chicken, fowl 2. prostitute

Here: chicken, fowl

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gǒu

dog

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zhū

pig, hog, swine

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