18.4.4 『最简美式口语044』【Tomb-sweeping Day 春至清明,祭先祖,会旧友,念故人,思己身】

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周三主题:Real Life English『最简美式口语044』【Tomb-sweeping Day 春至清明,祭先祖,会旧友,念故人,思己身



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4.4 地道美语【清明节】微信互动

春至清明,空气清朗,万物生长。古籍云:“万物生长此时,皆清洁而明净。故谓之清明。”清明节是中国传统祭祖扫墓的日子,也是一个富有特色的时节,既有祭扫新坟忆念故人的伤怀忧思,又有踏青游赏风物野趣的开怀愉悦。遵循传统之外,人们也有自己的方式度过小长假,如静思养神,邀会旧友,畅叙追思。【地道美语044】Qingming Festival/Tomb-sweeping Day

翻译练习:三选一

(一)对话

你曾经在街上烧过纸钱吗?

没有。我理解人们为何那样做。

(二)单句

这总把我带回童年:香火的气味,替同行的长辈们拎包,诸如此类。

(三)单句

这是很好的能用来反思生活的时间。

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Dialogue 1

Mark: Jingjing, are you all set to go on your trip?

Jingjing: That isn't until next week, after the holiday.

Mark: Oh yeah, we have a couple days off. -----

Jingjing: No, I have--off in a row. I'm going to use it ---done early, and spend one of the days with friends or relatives here in Beijing.

Mark: Do you have any ancestors here?

Jingjing: Well, a cousin of ------ native. We might get asked to c----their grandparents who have passed on. Most likely,----they've taken care of that, though.

Mark: ------spirit money or joss paper on the street?

Jingjing: No, I haven't. ----- But ---- at least once a year, so I can visit the actual resting place of my relatives.

Mark: Do you usually go there with your mom and dad?

Jingjing: Yes, we walk up the hill to the burial site together. -----

Mark: That sounds like a good way to spend a morning---- of your family.

Jingjing: Yeah, I usually enjoy it, even though it's not fun per se. ------of incense, carrying bags for the older -------- all that stuff.

Mark: The ceremony hasn't changed, I imagine.

Jingjing: Not really. Let's talk about it more next time.


Dialogue 2

Mark: So, Jingjing, are you ready to have some days off?

Jingjing: You bet! I like working, but I definitely like ----.

Mark: Is there anything special that you do on the ------—if you don't go back to your home town?

Jingjing: Well, it's a great time to reflect on life.

Mark: Do you get together with anyone?

Jingjing: If my relatives are in town, or ---------, of course it's family time. ------it like I do—away from family for work.

Mark: It must be nice to catch up -------- seen in a while.

Jingjing: It really is. I remember in past years, there ------- I stayed in Beijing, didn't have relatives with me, and ------wanted to meet for lunch.

Mark: Do you have a regular group?

Jingjing: Usually, yes. But with the holiday, ------ tied up.

Mark: That's a good chance to see people you lost touch with.

Jingjing: Exactly. I try to gather four----, and sometimes end up having lunch with old friends who have----------- of stories for me.

Mark: It's a good time of year for it. Don't forget to send out those messages to see who's free.

Jingjing: For sure.


new words and phrases

from dialogue 1

all set ready

ancestors relatives older than parents, no longer alive

passed on no longer living

spirit money a kind of “play money” burned as an offering to the dead

joss paper paper made for burning, with a special smell

resting place grave or other burial site

per se exactly

takes me back to makes me remember, makes me miss old times

incense sticks made for burning, with a special smell

from dialogue 2

reflect think about something you have done, consider what to do differently in the future

tied up busy


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