Happy Chinese new year(2)

In this class, we will talk about two special phenomenons in Chinese Spring Festival.

1.The Spring festival travel rush

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The Spring festival travel rush,we call Chun Yun(春运)in Chinese.

When Chun Jie is approaching,millions of people working and studying out of their home town are hurring home to reunite with their family .the pictures above  chaptured the vivid scene of spring festival travel rush,no matter in bus station ,train station or airport, you can see huge crowds of people everywhere. we have a chinese saying that:”people mountain people sea”(人山人海),which means the huge crowds of people are as much as the mountains and the waves. The city trasportations faces big challenge when Chun Jie approaches.

 

2.red envelope

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Chinese new year is a red envelope season,we call it HongBao(红包)in Chinese language.

The parents will give kids money in Chinese new years day, that means wishing another happy and healthy year. It`s tradition to put crisp ,new bills inside,Giving dirty or wrinkled bills is in bad taste,In the week leading up to Chinese New Year,many people stand in long queues at banks to exchange old bills for new ones.

When the Hongbao(红包)comes to children ,we believe it is important to explain to them that the true meaning of red envelope,and that it is not about how much they receive.Rather,we should show appreciation and thanks to the giver,regardless of the amount.

In recent years, it has become popular among young people to send “Wechat red envelopes”,which is an online money transfer with a colorful message. It has become a new way to greet friends or relatives during the Chinese new year.

on new years Eve,the CCTV Spring Festival attracts people with its wonderful performances,people have the chance to win cyber red envelopes by shaking their phones ceaselessly.

 

本节课我们将讨论两个关于中国春节的独特现象。

1,春运

当春节来临的时候,成百上千在外工作或学习的人们开始要在同一时间奔赴故乡与家人团聚,这个时候城市的交通枢纽会面临着极大的挑战,无论是地铁站还是火车站,无论是汽车站还是飞机场,到处都能看到拥挤的人流,我们有一个词语:人山人海,用于形容这种壮观的场面。

2,红包

中国的春节是一个发红包的好时节,家长会给孩子一些钱,包在红色的信封里,我们叫做“压岁钱”。意思是祝愿孩子们接下来的一年好运连连健康成长。人们会选择很新很展的钱放入红包,为此许多人们会在银行排很久的队去换取新钱,因为在红包里包旧钱被认为是不礼貌的行为。

当孩子们收到红包的时候,我们需要向他们解释红包的真正含义,重要的不是你收到了多少钱,也不是和别人对比,而是要懂得尊重发给你红包的长辈和接受这里面的寓意。

近年来微信红包开始变得很流行,这是一种用聊天软件发送网络红包的方法,年轻人很喜欢发微信红包,这个也变成了一种像朋友拜年或表达美好祝愿的新的方式。

在大年三十的晚上,中央电视台新闻联欢晚会也会选取摇一摇领红包的方式来吸引观众。红包在人们的生活中扮演着越来越重要的角色。

 

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