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Spring Festival Words:新春佳节词汇

来源:家长帮社区 文章作者:周济 2012-02-13 10:26:10

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Spring Festival Words:新春佳节词汇

 

  Spring Festival Words:新春佳节词汇
 
  春节 The Spring Festival农历 lunar calendar 正月 lunar January; the first month by lunar calendar 除夕 New Year's Eve; eve of lunar New Year 初一 the beginning of New Year元宵节 The Lantern Festival 过年 Guo-nian; have the Spring Festival 对联 poetic couplet: two successive rhyming lines in poetry春联 Spring Festival couplets剪纸 paper-cuts年画 New Year paintings买年货 special purchases for the Spring Festival ; do Spring Festival shopping敬酒 propose a toast灯笼 lantern: a portable light烟花 fireworks爆竹 firecrackers (People scare off evil spirits and ghosts with the loud pop.)红包 red packets (cash wrapped up in red paper, symbolize fortune and wealth in the coming year.) 舞狮 lion dance (The lion is believed to be able to dispel evil and bring good luck.)舞龙 dragon dance (to expect good weather and good harvests)戏曲 traditional opera杂耍 variety show; vaudeville灯谜 riddles written on lanterns灯会 exhibit of lanterns守岁 staying-up拜年 pay New Year's call; give New Year's greetings; New Year's visit禁忌 taboo去晦气 get rid of the ill-fortune祭祖宗 offer sacrifices to one's ancestors压岁钱 gift money; money given to children as a lunar New Year gift Culture Note: In the old days, New Year's money was given in the form of one hundred copper coins strung together on a red string and symbolized the hope that one would live to be a hundred years old. Today, money is placed inside red envelopes in denominations considered auspicious and given to represent luck and wealth辞旧岁 bid farewell to the old year扫房 spring cleaning; general house-cleaning金玉满堂 Treasures Fill The Home  生意兴隆 Business Flourishes  岁岁平安 Peace All Year Round  恭喜发财 Wishing You Prosperity      和气生财 Harmony Brings Wealth 心想事成 May All Your Wishes Come True  吉祥如意 Everything Goes Well  国泰平安The Country Flourishes And People Live In Peace   招财进宝 Money And Treasures Will He Plentiful  一帆风顺 Wishing You Every Success  步步高升 Promoting To A Higher Position  出入平安 Safe Trip Wherever You Go  祝你新的一年快乐幸福 Wish you happiness and prosperity in the coming year!事业成功,家庭美满 Wish you success in your career and happiness of your family!年糕 Nian-gao; rise cake; New Year cake团圆饭 family reunion dinner 年夜饭 the dinner on New Year's Eve 饺子Jiao-zi; Chinese meat ravioli汤圆Tang-yuan; dumplings made of sweet rice, rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or spicy fillings八宝饭 eight treasures rice pudding糖果盘 candy tray什锦糖 assorted candies-sweet and fortune 蜜冬瓜 candied winter melon - growth and good health西瓜子 red melon seed - joy, happiness, truth and sincerity 金桔 cumquat - prosperity 糖莲子 candied lotus seed - many descendents to come 糖藕 candied lotus root - fulfilling love relationship红枣 red dates - prosperity花生糖 peanut candy - sweet
 

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