Chinese New Year animals: 2019 is the year of the pig, but do you know your animal sign?

The year of the pig is seen as the final animal of the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, and follows on from the year of the dog

By Iain Lynn
Tuesday, 5th February 2019, 4:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:46 pm
Chinese New Year
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In order, they are: rat (?—sh?), ox (?—niú), tiger (?—h?), rabbit (?—tù), dragon (?—lóng), snake (?—shé), horse (?—m?), goat (?—yang), monkey(?—hóu), rooster (?—j?), dog (?—g?u), and pig (?—zh?). Here's how to check what sign you were born under:

Years: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020 Compatibility: Best match:Ox. Best group:Monkey,Dragon. Incompatible:Horse
Years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021 Compatibility: Best match:Rat. Best group:Snake,Rooster. Incompatible:Goat

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Years: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022 Compatibility: Best match:Pig. Best group:Horse,Dog. Incompatible:Monkey
Years:1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023 Compatibility: Best match:Dog. Best group:Pig,Goat. Incompatible:Rooster
Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024 Compatibility: Best match:Rooster. Best group:Monkey,Rat. Incompatible:Dog
Years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025 Compatibility: Best match:Monkey. Best group:Rooster,Ox. Incompatible:Pig
Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026 Compatibility: Best match:Goat. Best group:Tiger,Dog. Incompatible:Rat
Years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027 Compatibility: Best match:Horse. Best group:Pig,Rabbit. Incompatible:Ox
Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028 Compatibility: Best match:Snake. Best group:Rat,Dragon. Incompatible:Tiger
Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029 Compatibility: Best match:Dragon. Best group:Snake,Ox. Incompatible:Rabbit
Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030 Compatibility: Best match:Rabbit. Best group:Tiger,Horse. Incompatible:Dragon
Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007,2019, 2031 Compatibility: Best match:Tiger. Best group:Rabbit,Goat. Incompatible:Snake