The Chinese characters for twins are 雙胞胎, pronounced shuāng bāo tāi. Watch our Chinese calligraphy video to learn how to write the Chinese characters for twins:
Chinese people love to have twins. According to Chinese culture, having twins is an auspicious symbol of good fortune. In modern times, many Chinese wished to have twins, as it was an exception to China’s one-child policy, and the parents were allowed to keep both children.
However, having twins is no easy job, bringing extra cost and increased responsibilities. As a Chinese mother of twins once said: “When buying something, you must always buy two. You cannot give more attention to any of them or you will face big problems.”
While the challenge of raising twins is more than anyone without twins could imagine, the double happiness bestowed by Heaven upon the family makes it well worth the effort.