Terms of Couplets

Chinese Couplet Names

  • Chun-lian: Spring couplets, written on red paper, used for New Year decorations
  • Men-lian: Door couplets, pasted on bothside of door post
  • yin-lian:pillar couplets, written on scrolls and hung on the pillars of a hall.
  • Wan-lian: elegiac couplets, Written on white paper,  used for lamenting people's death.
  • shou-lian:longevity couplets, used for celebrating old people's birthday