Year of the Tiger 2010, Chinese New Year

2010 Chinese New Year, Year of the Tiger, beginning on February 14, 2010

 

May be used as desired.

 

From Wikipedia:

 

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:

 

Afrikaans: tier

Amuzgo: kítziaⁿ

Arabic: نَمِرٌ (námir) m., بَبرٌ (babr) m.

Aramaic:

Syriac: ܛܝܓܪܝܣ (Ṭīgrīs) m.

Hebrew: טיגריס (Ṭīgrīs) m.

Belarusian: тыгра (tigra) f.

Binisayâ: tigre

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.

Danish: tiger

Dutch: tijger (nl) m.

Esperanto: tigro

Finnish: tiikeri (fi)

French: tigre; tigresse

Frisian: tiger

German: Tiger (de) m.

Middle High German: tiger, tigertier

Old High German: tigir, tigirtior

Greek: τίγρις (el) (tígris) m. and f.

Guaraní: jaguarete

Hebrew: טיגריס (he) (tigris) m.

Hindi: बाघ (bāgh) m., व्याघ्र (vyāghra) m.

Hungarian: tigris (hu)

Indonesian: harimau (id), macan (id)

Interlingua: tigre

Irish: tíogar (ga) m.

Italian: tigre (it) m.

Japanese: 虎, トラ(とら, torá)

Khmer: ខាធំ (khlā-thum)

Kannada: ಹುಲಿ (huli)

Korean: 호랑이 (horang-i)

Kurdish: پڵنگ

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)

Manchu: (tasha)

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.

Serbian:

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)

Tibetan: (tag)

Tupinambá: îagûara, îagûareté

Turkish: kaplan (tr)

Ukrainian: тигр (tyhr) m.

Vietnamese: con hổ, con cọp

Volapük: tiaf

Welsh: teigr m.

Xhosa: ingwe

Zulu: ingwe

 

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