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Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese zodiac is a classification scheme based on the lunar calendar that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. Read more on the Chinese Zodiac Wikipedia page.

Note from Mandarin Maniac Ashley:  I personally do not take stock in any zodiac system but enjoyed learning what the Chinese Zodiac reveals about the culture from which it came. 

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everyday chinese

Everyday Chinese – How to say the animals & what they stand for.

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