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Spring in Chinese: 50 Essential Mandarin Vocabulary for Beginners 

Discover the essence of “Spring” in Chinese, including pronunciation, steps, writing, and related vocabulary. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Chinese language and culture as you explore the significance of springtime. Uncover the unique sounds and tones used to pronounce “spring” in Chinese, and learn the step-by-step process of writing it in Chinese characters. Expand your vocabulary with related words and expressions that capture the spirit of this rejuvenating season. Embark on a linguistic journey as you delve into the beauty and intricacy of “spring” in the Chinese language.

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Part 1. Spring in Chinese Symbol

Spring is an unmissable experience of Chinese origin. Knowing how to pronounce spring in Chinese can help you impress and spend quality time with local people. 

春 (Chūn) is the symbol used in the Chinese language for spring. Different symbols and characters for the spring and how to pronounce it:

  •  春 (chūn) Spring
  • 拼音 (pīnyīn) pinyin: chūn
  • 笔画 (bǐhuà) number of strokes: 9
  • 含义 (hányì) meaning: spring

The etymology of spring in Chinese is 词源 (cíyuán). Sunshine of “日 (rì) the sun” is a factor to show sprouts growing into plants. Therefore, “日 (rì)” is taken as the radical of “春 (chūn).” The upper part of “春 (chūn)” glimpses sprouts growing into plants so does the character “春 (chūn).” 

  • 部首 (bùshǒu) Radical: 日
  • 常用词语 (chángyòng cíyǔ) :

春节 (chūnjié) Spring Festival

春天 (chūntiān) spring


  • We are all immersed in the gaiety of the Spring Festival.
  • Wǒmen dōu chénjìn zài chūnjié de huānlè zhī zhōng.
  • 我们    都    沉浸     在    春节  的   欢乐  之   中
  • When spring has arrived, everything is full of vitality.
  • Chūntiān lái le, wànwù chōngmǎn shēngjī.
  • 春天  来 了,万物  充满   生机
  • Spring is here. Spring is here.
  • 春天 来 了. 春天 来 了
  • chūntiān lái le. chūntiān lái le

Part 2. 22 Ways to Write “Spring” in Chinese Characters

Spring in Chinese: 50 Essential Mandarin Vocabulary for Beginners  - WuKong Blog

Learning spring in Chinese characters means deeper interactions with Chinese friends. You need to learn the basic vocabulary for the spring season. Below are some Chinese characters to converse about the spring season. 

  • 白 bái bright
  • 曾 céng once
  • 昌 chāng prosperous
  • 旦 dàn dawn 
  • 婚 hūn to marry
  • 间 jiàn gap
  • 间 jiān between 
  • 景 jǐng bright
  • 音 yīn sound 
  • 影 yǐng picture 
  • 早 zǎo early
  • 照 zhào according to
  • 者 zhě in process of
  • 桌 zhuō table 
  • 最 zuì most
  • 源泉 yuánquán fountainhead
  • 跳 tiào to jump
  • 弹跳 tántiào to bounce
  • 涌出 yǒngchū to gush
  • 生长 shēngzhǎng to grow
  • 裂开 lièkāi to split open
  • 绷簧 bēnghuáng spring
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Part 3. Spring in Chinese: 25 Essential Words and Sentences 

Before moving to building sentences using Chinese words, let’s expand your vocabulary with some different words. 

  • 㟫 quán (same as 泉) spring; fountain, money (archaic)
  • 有趣 yǒuqù interesting or amusing
  • 新春 xīn chūn the beginning of Spring
  • 满面春风 mǎn miàn chūn fēng beaming; radiant with happiness
  • 春节 chūn jié Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)
  • 春游 chūn yóu spring outing; spring excursion
  • 春天的喜悅 chūntiān de xǐyuè the joy of spring
  • 春光 chūnguāng beautiful sights in springtime
  • 妙手回春 miào shǒu huí chūn magical hands bring the dying back to life
  • 回春 huí chūn return of spring
  • 春秋 chūn qiū Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC)
  • 春心 chūn xīn amorous feelings
  • 春风得意 chūn fēng dé yì flushed with success
  • 开春 kāi chūn beginning of spring
  • 春梦 chūn mèng spring dream
  • 春光 chūn guāng scenes of springtime
  • 春假 chūn jià spring break
  • 春季 chūn jì springtime
  • 青春期 qīng chūn qī puberty; adolescence
  • 春风满面 chūnfēngmǎnmiàn happy, satisfied and triumphant person 

With this year’s Spring Festival in Chinese characters:

  • Spring is coming!
  • 春天来了!
  • Chūntiān lái le!
  • Spring’s on the mountains
  • 春在高山
  • Chūn zài gāoshān
  • Spring’s on the countryside!
  • 春在田园里!
  • Chūn zài tiányuán lǐ!
  • Wish you happiness and prosperity!
  • 恭喜发财
  • Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái
  • Wish you happiness and prosperity; give me a red envelope.
  • 恭喜发财,红包拿来 Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái, Hóng Bāo Ná Lái 
  • Happy New Year and may all go well with you.
  • 新年快乐,万事如意 Xīn Nián Kuài Lè, Wàn Shì Rú Yì

Part 4. Best Month to enjoy Spring in the Chinese Landscape

Places to visit in March are Beijing, Chongqing, Wuyuan, Nyingchi, and Dana.

March is the first month of the spring season. Almost all flower types start blooming. Take a fresh breath of air along with the rapeseed fields and cherry blossoms while visiting these places.

Places to enlist for April visits: Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guilin, and Nyin

April is the best month to enjoy the spring season in China in its full swing. You can enjoy the company of full-blooming flowers. There are also various festivals and events to enjoy this month that we’ll see in the next heading. Get yourself out this month and enjoy outdoor flower appreciation, mountaineering, kite flying, cycling, etc.

May: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, and Cheng

May indicates the end of the spring season and the start of summer. Weather is mostly warm in most China parts in this month. It is suitable for outdoor hiking and mountain climbing and to seize the last moments of the spring season.


Spring in the Chinese region is nothing less than a stroll across a paradise. This is an unmissable season in China when everything seems to be rejuvenating to life to the fullest. You can visit many places depending on the different climatic regions in China, including:

  • Yunnan: Flowers and Vitality
  • Tibet: Pink Blending with Mysterious Culture
  • Western Sichuan: Stunning Plateau Scenery

With this exhaustive list of words related to the spring season, sentences, and top places to visit, you should visit Chinese Landscape to enjoy sprouts of plants. Chinese have a special place for those who respect and celebrate their festivals like most cultures around the world. Happy spring season in advance! 

FAQs for Spring in Chinese

What is the Chinese word for spring?

Chun (春) is the most commonly used word in the Chinese language for the spring. Chinese have a special place for the spring season, and several events are celebrated across the world by the Chinese people to enjoy the good things of the season. Words and sentences that may help you concerning the spring are:

  • Janet’s coming over for a couple of weeks next spring.
  • 珍妮特明年春天要来这儿呆几个星期。
  • It’s been a very wet spring.
  • 今年春天雨很多。
  • a spring day/morning
  • 春日白天/早晨
  • spring flowers/weather
  • 春花/春日天气

Why do you spend Spring in Chinese landscape? 

There are plenty of reasons to visit China in the spring season, including:

  • The spring weather in China is more comfortable than the frosty winter and hot summer. 
  • Spring is the arrival of full-bloom flowers. 
  • The most favorable time to visit China for photography.