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春节

  • Chinese New Year
  • Spring Festival
  • Lunar New Year

重要性

  • Chinese New Year is a major holiday in China.
  • The most important festival for Chinese
  • Chinese New Year is the biggest celebration in China.

春节日期

  • Chinese New Year is celebrated according to the Lunar Calendar as opposed to the Solar Calendar. Chinese New Year usually lies between late January and early February.
  • Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.
  • The full celebration lasts 15 days.
  • People often take 7 days off work and children get a whole month off school.

春节的来历

年兽的传说:

  • In Chinese folklore, there's a monster or evil spirit called "Nian".
  • Nian is afraid of the color red and fireworks.
  • People do things to keep the evil spirit away.
  • Families set off fireworks to ward off evil spirits and celebrate the coming of the new year.
  • Red will scare away evil spirits and bad fortune.

年前

  • 大扫除 cleaning. clean house to sweep away any ill-fortune and make way for incoming good luck.
  • 办年货: shopping for new year's goods
  • 做传统食物: cooking traditional food
  • 装饰: decorate windows and doors with red paper-cuts and couplets.
  • 春联: spring couplets, red couplets
  • 中国结: Chinese knots

过年

  • 过年: "过"翻译成celebrate. celebrate Chinese New Year.
  • 穿新衣: wear new clothes. the outfits usually contain the color red.
  • 大年三十: Chinese New Year's Eve.
  • 年夜饭: reunion dinner. Family members get together for a reunion dinner.
  • 春晚: CCTV New Year's Gala / New Year's Gala / Spring Festival Gala.
  • 红包, 压岁钱: give money in red envelopes; lucky money envelopes; give some money to family members in a red envelope.
  • 送祝福: wish each other good luck and prosperity.
  • 恭喜发财: May you be prosperous.

传统活动

  • 舞狮子: lion dance
  • 舞龙: dragon dance
  • 踩高跷: walk on stilts
  • 爆竹: firecrackers
  • 烟花: fireworks. set off fireworks
  • 庙会: temple fair; temple gatherings

食物

  • 传统食物: traditional dishes
  • 饺子: dumplings
  • 元宵: rice dumplings
  • 汤圆: sweet rice ball
  • 长寿面: longevity noodles
  • fish: eat but do not finish: may there be surplus every year -> may there be fish every year.

元宵节

  • 元宵节: Lantern Festival
  • It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations
  • During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles on the lanterns

做饺子

  • 和面: mix up the dough; knead the dough
  • 剁肉: mince the meat
  • 擀皮: roll out the wrappers; make the wrappings
  • 包馅儿: fill wrappers; put the fillings in the middle of wrapping and press the wrapping tight; pinch the wrappers together into the desired shape.
  • 煮饺子: boiling the dumplings.
  • 做饺子: make dumplings (嫌上面这些太麻烦了就直接这样说吧, 没啥不好的).

生肖

zodiac: 星座. Chinese zodiac: 生肖.

你属什么的?

  • What's your Chinese zodiac/animal sign?
  • What's your animal zodiac?
  • What Chinese zodiac/animal sign were you born under?

我属xxx.

  • I was born in/under the year of the snake.
  • My zodiac animal is Rooster.
  • My animal zodiac is mouse.
  • My animal sign is mouse.

十二生肖:

  • 1 Rat(不能用mouse)
  • 2 Ox(不能用cow)
  • 3-7: Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse
  • 8 Goat/Sheep
  • 9 Monkey
  • 10 Rooster(不能用chicken)
  • 11-12 Dog, Pig
     


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