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Year of the Ox or Year of the Cow or Year of the Bull or what? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-1-6 12:42:02 |Display all floors
Some people are calling it the cow, some the ox...
Which is it?

China Daily is calling it the Year of the Ox.

A definition from Yahoo Answers says:
Cattle, colloquially referred to as cows, are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae.
Oxen (singular ox) are large and heavy set breeds of Bos taurus cattle trained as draft animals.

From Wiki:
An ox today generally denotes a draft beast, most commonly a castrated male (but is not to be confused with the unrelated wild musk ox).

From Webster:
a male bovine  ; especially : an adult uncastrated male domestic bovine

From the Western Zodiac:
Taurus is the bull

Now I don't know about you but I'd rather be a bull(uncastrated) than an ox(castrated) :)

What do you think?

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Post time 2009-1-6 13:03:04 |Display all floors
take a seat

I dont know which one is the best
also be curious

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Post time 2009-1-6 13:07:21 |Display all floors

Bull ,donot castrate.

Chinese word  Niu should be added in the western dictionary.

So no debate on this.

[ Last edited by loststar at 2009-1-6 01:08 PM ]
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Post time 2009-1-6 13:10:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by bantopost at 2009-1-6 12:42
Some people are calling it the cow, some the ox...
Which is it?

China Daily is calling it the Year of the Ox.

A definition from Yahoo Answers says:
Cattle, colloquially referred to as cows, ...



WE CHINESE PREFER TO CALL IT

YEAR OF OX :)AS SIGNIFIES A BULL RUN IN THE STOCK MARKET.

cows denotes yin/female so lacks power & stamina to run
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Post time 2009-1-6 13:16:17 |Display all floors
Originally posted by loststar at 2009-1-6 13:07
Chinese word  Niu should be added in the western dictionary.

So no debate on this.


Well niu means ox does it not?

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Post time 2009-1-6 13:17:35 |Display all floors
Originally posted by bantopost at 2009-1-6 13:16


Well niu means ox does it not?



NIU IN GENERAL MEANS cow

YANG NIU MEANS OX
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Post time 2009-1-6 13:21:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by bantopost at 2009-1-6 12:42
Some people are calling it the cow, some the ox...
Which is it?

China Daily is calling it the Year of the Ox.

A definition from Yahoo Answers says:
Cattle, colloquially referred to as cows, ...

Year of the Ox! :)

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