新年常用语的英语表达——An Exotic Chinese Lunar New Year
Key words 要点词语
year of ox 牛年
Chinese Lunar New Year 阴历新年
lucky money 压岁钱
red envelope/red pocket 红包
go to flower shows 逛花街
mandarin orange 年橘
family reunion dinner 团圆饭
the new year's eve 岁除
spring festival couplets 春联
new year picture 年画
pay a New Year's call/visit 贺年
celebrate spring festival 春节
Spring Festival Gala 新年联欢晚会
stay up during spring festival 就地春节
paper-cuttings for window decoration窗花/剪纸
An Exotic Chinese Lunar New Year
Chinese Lunar New Year is approaching soon. 2021 is the year of ox 。What do people do in the lunar new year?
People make dumplings and stick paper-cuttings for window decoration in northern China, while people go to flower shows and buy mandarin oranges in southern China. People also hang lanterns, paste spring festival couplets and new year pictures and set off fireworks and firecrackers to celebrate new year. People make a big meal as family reunion dinner on the new year's eve. It means that the whole family get together to enjoy the meal and celebrate the new year's coming. People watch Spring Festival Gala after dinner. Married couples give lucky money to the young people on the days of new year. People also pay a New Year's visit to relatives and say new year's greetings to each other, we believe that these greetings will bring us good luck.
Most of us have to stay up during spring festival because of the coronavirus pandemic this year, but we will still enjoy holiday with our family together.