With new students’ arrival and returning students back to Queen’s, the campus is full of welcomes and smiles – although social distance should still be maintained. The first charted airplane from Beijing to Belfast in ready on its way, due to departure in the evening on the 18th Sept. Let’s wish them a smooth and pleasant journey!
How to say ‘welcome’ in Chinese?
So, to say ‘welcome’ in Chinese, one would at least say the word ‘欢迎’ twice to demonstrate a real welcoming atmosphere, plus a smiling face, and perhaps shaking hands in formal and business contexts. One seldom hugs or kisses to welcome people in the Chinese culture.
How to say ‘Welcome to Queen’s University Belfast!’, then?
Now that you know how to say ‘welcome’ – 欢迎, the order of the message is exactly the same as in English in this expression. Let’s learn a few more vocabulary, including Queen’s in Chinese.
来 (lái) – to come
女王 (nǚwáng) – queen
大学 (dàxué) – university
贝尔法斯特 (Bèi’ěrfǎsītè) – Belfast
Queen’s University Belfast (Queen’s in a known context) has its Chinese equivalence， which is called 贝尔法斯特女王大学. It can be further shortened as 女王大学 in the local context. Therefore, put together, the whole expression can be 欢迎来(贝尔法斯特)女王大学！
10th September is the Teachers’ Day in China. Let’s take this opportunity to wish all the teachers and would-be teachers a very special (no holiday, nor extra payment) and happy (only among ourselves) day!
On this day in China meetings and ceremonial events are often held to award star teachers who are considered role models and have made significant contributions to education at different levels. Pupils and students often give flowers and cards to their mentors to thank them for their influence on many young hearts and minds.
祝 (zhù) – to wish, to celebrate
教师 (jiàoshī) – teacher
节 (jié) – festival
教师节 – Teachers’ Day
快乐 (kuàilè) – happy
How would you celebrate Teachers’ Day in your culture? Share with us if you have any stories by writing in the comment box below.
The new semester language courses are open for registration now
LANGUAGE CENTRE PROGRAMME
Registration opens on Monday 7 September at 00:30 and close promptly at 17:00 on Thursday 8 October. Classes are expected to be extremely popular and usually fill up quickly, so early registration is strongly recommended.
I just want to thank you, Yu and all the Language Centre team for this course and all the resources over the past few weeks. The free and open access has been fantastic and this Mandarin course has been a great starter for me! … I will certainly keep my eye on Language Centre updates, and hope that I may return to the next course in the future! In the meantime, I look forward to consolidating the Mandarin taught in this course …
Many thanks again, and please pass my thanks on to Yu for her great teaching, 谢谢！