Learn How to say Election in Chinese with the US Presidential Elections

Say Election in Chinese – Learn Everything About The US Elections

Want to start talking about an election in Chinese with your friends or teacher? You’ve come to the right place!

Always a hot topic to talk about with friends, why not learn some Chinese vocabulary for US Presidential Elections so you can talk about it in Chinese too?

Once you know some vocab it’s a really interesting topic to discuss with your Chinese friends or in your Chinese class.

You might also notice these names popping up over Chinese social media platforms like Weibo now!

US Presidential Elections – An Introduction

US Presidential Elections – The Political Parties

US Presidential Elections – Political Figures

US Presidential Elections – Extra Vocab

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FIRST AND FOREMOST – let’s learn the word for Election in Chinese – 选举 xuǎnjǔ

US Presidential Elections – An Introduction

Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock all your life, then you’ll know that US presidential elections (美国总统大选 měiguó zǒngtǒng dàxuǎn) are a BIG deal and often contentious issue.

Election in Chinese - USA

The topic is normally such a hot news source that the mention itself can be considered it’s own conversation starter.

When you and your friends are out of ideas what to talk about, there is guaranteed to be a person to ask,

“So do you think will win the next presidential election?”…

…and the whole debate starts all over again.

Voters go to the ballots to vote for their favourite candidate (候选人 hòuxuǎnrén), this process will decide on the President (总统 zǒngtǒng) and the Vice President (副总统 fù zǒngtǒng) of the United States.

Presidents in the United States can only run for a maximum of two terms. This is why in 2016 Barack Obama (巴拉克 奥巴马 Bālākè Àobāmǎ), could not run for a third term.

US Presidential Elections – The Political Parties

First of all let’s have a look at the parties. In the United States there are two main political parties: the Democratic Party (民主党 mínzhǔdǎng) and the Republican Party (共和党 gònghédǎng).

These two parties have a duopoly (双强垄断 shuāng qiáng lǒngduàn) which means they share almost all political power in the country.

However there are also some smaller political parties, the main three being: the Libertarian Party (自由意志党 zìyóu yìzhì dǎng), the Green Party (绿党 lǜdǎng) and the Constitution Party (宪法党 xiànfǎ dǎng).

US Presidential Elections – Political Figures

Barack Obama (巴拉克 奥巴马 Bālākè Àobāmǎ) – 44th President of the United States (2009 – 2017), the first African-American president of the United States.

Donald Trump (唐纳德 特朗普 tángnàdé tèlǎngpǔ) – 45th President of the United States, formerly a businessman and reality television personality.

Along with the transliteration of Trump’s name as 特朗普 tèlǎngpǔ, you may also see it translated sometimes as 川普 chuānpǔ. This can sometimes get a little confusing! (You can see more about why this is here.)

To make things even more muddled on Chinese social media Trump even has more names: 床鋪 (chuángpù), 闯破 (chuǎng pò) or 床破 chuángpò.

These translations have negative characters in the name to make the name look and sound bad.

Hillary Clinton (希拉里 克林顿 xīlālǐ kèlíndùn) – 2016 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, former Secretary of State (美国国务卿 měiguó guówùqīng) and New York Senator (参议员 cān yìyuán).

Joe Biden (乔拜登 Qiáo bàidēng) – 47th Vice President (副总统 fù zǒngtǒng) of the United States, presumptive Democratic nominee for president of the United States in the 2020 election.

Bernie Sanders (伯尼 桑德斯 bóní sāngdésī) – Vermont Senator, ran in 2016 and 2020 for the Democratic Party presidential nominee.

Ted Cruz (特德 克鲁兹 tèdé kēlǔzī) – Texas Senator, runner-up for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 election.

George W. Bush (乔治 布什 qiáozhì bùshí) – 43rd President of the United States (2001 – 2009), former Governor (州长 zhōuzhǎng) of Texas.

If you want to know what your Chinese name would be, make sure to check out our Chinese name generator.

US Presidential Elections – Extra Vocab

  • Politics – 政治 zhèngzhì
  • Democracy – 民主 mínzhǔ
  • Presidential Debate – 总统辩论 zǒngtǒng biànlùn
  • Voting – 投票 tóupiào
  • Nominate – 提名 tímíng
  • House of Representatives – 众议院 zhòngyìyuàn
  • Washington D.C. – 华盛顿特区 huáshèngdùn tèqū
  • The White House – 白宫 báigōng
  • Legal Bill – 议案 yì àn

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US Presidential Elections – FAQ’s

How do you say US Presidential Election in Chinese?

US presidential elections in Chinese is 美国总统大选 měiguó zǒngtǒng dàxuǎn.

How do you say President in Chinese?

President in Chinese is 总统 zǒngtǒng

How do you say Vice President in Chinese?

Vice President in Chinese is 副总统 fù zǒngtǒng.

How do you say Democratic Party in Chinese?

Democratic Party in Chinese is 民主党 mínzhǔdǎng.

How do you say Republic Party in Chinese?

Republican Party in Chinese is 共和党 gònghédǎng.

How do you say Donald Trump in Chinese?

Donald Trump in Chinese is 唐纳德 特朗普 tángnàdé tèlǎngpǔ.

How do you say Barack Obama in Chinese?

Barack Obama in Chinese is 巴拉克 奥巴马 Bālākè Àobāmǎ.

How do you say USA in Chinese?

USA in Chinese is 美国, meiguo (literally, Beautiful Country).

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