Chinese Zodiac animals ， is a scheme that relates each year to an animal and its reputed attributes, according to a 12-year cycle. It has wide currency in several East Asian countries besides mainland China and Taiwan.
Do you know the12 zodiac animals？
The origin of Chinese Zodiac
Chinese Zodiac came into use in the Eastern Han Dynasty. was first used in our western and northern nomad(游牧民族).
was the combination of animal totems(图 腾)and the 12 Earthly Branches(12地支) Han people used to designate years.
12 Earthly Branches(12地支)
Zi Chou Yin Mao Chen Si Wu Wei Shen You Xu Hai 子 (Earthly Branch 1)---rat 丑(Earthly Branch 2)---ox 寅(Earthly Branch 3)---tiger 卯(Earthly Branch 4)---rabbit 辰(Earthly Branch 5)---dragon 巳(Earthly Branch 6)---snake 午(Earthly Branch 7)---horse 未(Earthly Branch 8)---goat 申(Earthly Branch 9)---monkey 酉(Earthly Branch 10)---rooster 戌(Earthly Branch 11)---dog 亥(Earthly Branch 12)---pig
Chinese Zodiac and Personality
twelve animals were divide into six groups，and reflect our ancestors’ hope
first group-----Rat and Ox Wisdom + hardworking second group——Tiger and Rabbit Valiancy + careful
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third group——Dragon and Snake intrepid + pliable fourth group——Horse and Sheep Precipitant + Unity
fifth group——Monkey and Rooster Flexible + constant
sixth group——Dog and Pig Loyalty + easygoing
A mouse can see only an inch.
Cast peals before swine.
Nothing venture, nothing have.
Wily rooster has three burrows.
long to see one's son succeed in life
Snake A burnt child dreads the fire.
a horse galloping without a stop
a narrow winding trail
Among the blind the one-eyed man is king.
Even fowls and dogs are not spared.
A dog will leap over a wall in desperation.
Envy always shoots at a high mark.