Nian sentence example

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  • It was also the greatest era for the arts, " drummer Zhao Nian explained about his band's moniker.
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  • In modern Chinese, the word "Nian" means year.
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  • Legend says that Nian was the name of a cruel beast that preyed on people the night before the lunar New Year.
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  • An old man was able to convince Nian to eat beasts of prey instead of people.
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  • This caused the beasts to be scared away from the people and into the forests with Nian close behind.
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  • The old man told the people that Nian was afraid of the color red, the light of fire and loud noises.
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  • The lights are kept on all night to drive away Nian and to let the families enjoy an extended time together.
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  • According to legend, the loud noises and red colors prominent in these festivities were used to scare away the nian, a man-eating beast that came down from the mountains of China every twelve months.
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