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Chicken

鸡年快乐

Happy Year of the Chicken! (2017)

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Starting January 28, 2017 is 鸡年 jīnián, year of the chicken. (The previous year was monkey; the next, dog.)

鸡[雞] jī means chicken. 公鸡 gōngjī means cock/rooster (male chicken). 母鸡 mǔjī means hen (female chicken).

Years of the chicken include: 2029, 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, 1945, 1933, 1921, 1909.

See the whole 12-year cycle!