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This year's Mid-Autumn Festival will be celebrated on September 30, 2012.


This festival has two different names:


“中秋”[zhōng qiū]   

   and

“仲秋 [zhòng qiū]


Which one is correct?



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We all know there are four seasons in China. And according to traditional Chinese lunar calendar, the twelve months are separated into four seasons.




Season

季节[jì jié]

孟月 [mèng yuè] first

仲月 [zhòng yuè ] second

季月 [jì yuè] third

Spring

January

February

March

Summer

April

May

June

Autumn

July

August

September

Winter

October

November

December


中秋 [zhōng qiū] refers to the 15th day of the eight lunar month. 




仲秋 [zhòng qiū] refers to the second month in the Autumn season or the eight month of the lunar calendar.  


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Difference between these two names :
中秋 refers to a specific day while 仲秋 refers to the month.

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to all!

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LoneAcorn Post time: 2012-9-29 10:54
Difference between these two names :
中秋 refers to a specific day while 仲秋 refers to the month.

Ι did not know the one which refers to the month.
I really    love China,半个 中国 人

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I wish to all chinese中秋快乐
I really    love China,半个 中国 人

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xilaren Post time: 2012-9-29 14:36
Ι did not know the one which refers to the month.

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Post time 2012-9-30 14:35:05 |Display all floors
in fact , i have never use this word 仲秋,this word is uncommon

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