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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.



How Do You Say “Merry Christmas” in Chinese?

Yeah, the Chinese do Christmas, too…without the Christ part usually, much like the rest of the world has taken the part they like and left out the important part.

Anyway…fashion is as fashion does, the Chinese say 圣诞快乐. Sheng(4) Dan (4) Kuai (4) le (4).

Sheng = holy one. Dan = birth, Kuai le = get happy now.

The 4 means the sound drops. If all else fails, just nod your head down when you say it.

At least the words mean the right thing.

See also – How Do You Say ‘Merry Christmas’ in Japanese?

圣诞快乐 from me at PAB.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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