Chinese V lesson 10-2

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56 terms · Anderson Chinese V

风俗

custom

怪兽

beast (four-legged animal)

吓人

be frightening

人人皆知

known by everyone

弱点

weak point

见不得

cannot bear to see

家家户户

each and every family

to burn

竹子

bamboo

爆炸

to burst, explode, crackle, pop

声响

sound, noise

发生

to happen

不管

regardless

终于

finally

鞭炮

firecrackers

常识

common knowledge, common sense

象征

to symbolize

元宝

silver or gold ingot (as money used in former times)

年年有余

to rise year after year

庆祝

to celebrate

表演

performance

舞龙

the dragon dance

good fortune, blessing

to reverse; to turn upside down

非常

extremely

to be scared

到处

everywhere

by (passive voice marker)

贴春联

to paste Spring Festival couplets

恭喜发财

Happy New Year!

惊人

frightening

表示

to represent

年夜饭

family reunion dinner on lunar New Year's Eve

由于

because

必不可少

absolutely necessary

食物

food

水饺

dumplings

发财

to make a fortune, to prosper

年糕

lunar New Year's cake
(made with glutinous rice flour)

拜年

to wish a Happy New Year

利用

to take advantage of, to make use of

吉祥话

auspicious words

开门见喜

to open the door to be met by happiness

年年如意

hoping that every year going by your wishes

岁岁平安

May you have peace year after year

热闹

lively, bustling

属.....生肖

to belong to the zodiac (sign) of ...

祭拜祖先

to worship ancestors

玩具

toys

月历

monthly calendar

阴历

lunar calendar

阳历

solar (Gregorian) calendar

到底

on earth, after all

团圆

to reunite

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