2010 Chinese New Year, Year of the Tiger, beginning on February 14, 2010
May be used as desired.
The Tiger ( 虎 ), is one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the earthly branch symbol 寅.
People born within these date ranges can be said to have been born in the "Year Of The Tiger," while also bearing the following elemental sign:
8 February 1902 - 28 January 1903: Water Tiger
26 January 1914 - 13 February 1915: Wood Tiger
13 February 1926 - 1 February 1927: Fire Tiger
31 January 1938 - 18 February 1939: Earth Tiger
17 February 1950 - 5 February 1951: Metal Tiger
5 February 1962 - 24 January 1963: Water Tiger
23 January 1974 - 10 February 1975: Wood Tiger
9 February 1986 - 28 January 1987: Fire Tiger
28 January 1998 - 15 February 1999: Earth Tiger
15 February 2010 - 3 February 2011: Metal Tiger
For fun, here's how to say "tiger" in many different foreign langagues:
Arabic: نَمِرٌ (námir) m., بَبرٌ (babr) m.
Syriac: ܛܝܓܪܝܣ (Ṭīgrīs) m.
Hebrew: טיגריס (Ṭīgrīs) m.
Belarusian: тыгра (tigra) f.
Bosnian: tigar (bs) m.
Bulgarian: тигър (bg) (tígər) m.
Burmese: ကား (kà)
Catalan: tigre m.
Chinese: 老虎 (lǎohǔ)
Croatian: tigar (hr) m.
Czech: tygr (cs) m.
Dutch: tijger (nl) m.
Finnish: tiikeri (fi)
French: tigre; tigresse
German: Tiger (de) m.
Middle High German: tiger, tigertier
Old High German: tigir, tigirtior
Greek: τίγρις (el) (tígris) m. and f.
Hebrew: טיגריס (he) (tigris) m.
Hindi: बाघ (bāgh) m., व्याघ्र (vyāghra) m.
Hungarian: tigris (hu)
Indonesian: harimau (id), macan (id)
Irish: tíogar (ga) m.
Italian: tigre (it) m.
Japanese: 虎, トラ(とら, torá)
Khmer: ខាធំ (khlā-thum)
Kannada: ಹುಲಿ (huli)
Korean: 호랑이 (horang-i)
Lao: ເສືອ (lo) (syya)
Latin: tigris (la) m. and f.
Latvian: tīģeris m.
Lithuanian: tigras m.
Macedonian: тигар (tigar) m.
Malayalam: പുലി (puli), വ്യാഘ്രം (vyaaghram)
Norwegian: tiger (no) m.
Persian: ببر (babr)
Polish: tygrys (pl) m.
Portuguese: tigre (pt) m.
Romanian: tigru (ro) m.
Russian: тигр (ru) (tigr) m.
Sanskrit: व्याघ्रः (vyāghraḥ) m.
Cyrillic: тигар m.
Roman: tigar m.
Sinhala: කොටියා (koṭiya)
Slovak: tiger (sk) m.
Slovene: tiger (sl) m.
Spanish: tigre (es) m.
Swedish: tiger (sv) c.
Tamil: புலி (puli)
Telugu: పులి (puli)
Thai: เสือ (seua)
Tupinambá: îagûara, îagûareté
Turkish: kaplan (tr)
Ukrainian: тигр (tyhr) m.
Vietnamese: con hổ, con cọp
Welsh: teigr m.