压岁钱 meaning and pronunciation

压岁钱
Simplified characters
壓歲錢
Traditional characters

压岁钱 in English

yā suì qián

  • money given to children as new year present

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  • (yā): to press; to push down; to keep under (control); pressure;
  • (suì): classifier for years (of age); year; year (of crop harvests);
  • (qián): coin; money; CL:筆|笔[bi3]; unit of weight, one tenth of a tael 兩|两[liang3];