Milly
snowwhitewaiting
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 427
1. 元宵节: Lantern Festival
2. 刺绣:embroidery
3. 重阳节:Double-Ninth Festival
4. 清明节:Tomb sweeping day
5. 剪纸:Paper Cutting
6. 书法:Calligraphy
7. 对联:(Spring Festival) Couplets
8. 象形文字:Pictograms/Pictographic Characters
9. 人才流动:Brain Drain/Brain Flow
10. 四合院:Siheyuan/Quadrangle
11. 战国:Warring States
12. 风水:Fengshui/Geomantic Omen
13. 铁饭碗:Iron Bowl
14. 函授部:The Correspondence Department
15. 集体舞:Group Dance
16. 黄土高原:Loess Plateau
17. 红白喜事:Weddings and Funerals
18. 中秋节:Mid-Autumn Day
19. 结婚证:Marriage Certificate
20. 儒家文化:Confucian Culture
21. 附属学校:Affiliated school
22. 古装片:Costume Drama
23. 武打片:Chinese Swordplay Movie
24. 元宵:Tangyuan/Sweet Rice Dumpling (Soup)
25. 一国两制:One Country, Two Systems
26. 火锅:Hot Pot
27. 四人帮:Gang of Four
28. 《诗经》:The Book of Songs
29. 素质教育:Essential-qualities-oriented Education
30. 《史记》:Historical Records/Records of the Grand Historian
31. 大跃进:Great Leap Forward (Movement)
32. 《西游记》:The Journey to the West
33. 除夕:Chinese New Year’s Eve/Eve of the Spring Festival
34. 针灸:Acupuncture
35. 唐三彩:Tri-color Pottery of the Tang Dynasty/ The Tang Tri-colored pottery
36. 中国特色的社会主义:Chinese-charactered Socialist/Socialist with Chinese characteristics
37. 偏旁:radical
38. 孟子:Mencius
39. 亭/阁: Pavilion/ Attic
40. 大中型国有企业:Large and Medium-sized State-owned Enterprises
41. 火药:gunpowder
42. 农历:Lunar Calendar
43. 印/玺:Seal/Stamp
44. 物质精神文明建设:The Construction of Material Civilization and Spiritual Civilization
45. 京剧:Beijing Opera/Peking Opera
46. 秦腔:Crying of Qin People/Qin Opera
47. 太极拳:Tai Chi
48. 独生子女证:The Certificate of One-child
49. 天坛:Altar of Heaven in Beijing
50. 小吃摊:Snack Bar/Snack Stand
51. 红双喜:Double Happiness
52. 政治辅导员:Political Counselor/School Counselor
53. 春卷:Spring Roll(s)
54. 莲藕:Lotus Root
55. 追星族:Star Struck
56. 故宫博物院:The Palace Museum
57. 相声:Cross-talk/Comic Dialogue
58. 下岗:Lay off/Laid off
59. 北京烤鸭:Beijing Roast Duck
60. 高等自学考试:Self-taught Examination of Higher Education
61. 烟花爆竹:fireworks and firecracker
62. 敦煌莫高窟:Mogao Caves
63. 电视小品:TV Sketch/TV Skit
64. 香港澳门同胞:Compatriots from Hong Kong and Macao
65. 文化大革命:Cultural Revolution
66. 长江中下游地区:The Mid-low Reaches of Yangtze River
67. 门当户对:Perfect Match/Exact Match
68. 《水浒》:Water Margin/Outlaws of the Marsh
69. 中外合资企业:Joint Ventures
70. 文房四宝(笔墨纸砚):"The Four Treasure of the Study" "Brush, Inkstick, Paper, and Inkstone".

Milly
snowwhitewaiting
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 432
说真的,中国的语言实在不是人学的。上汉语的第一课,中国老师就告诉我们英语的 “I” ( 我的意思 )译成中文: 男的可以用爷,女的用老娘,皇上用朕孤,皇后用哀家,百姓用鄙人,老人用老夫,青年用­小生,和尚用贫僧,道士用贫道,粗人用俺咱,文人用小可,豪放可称洒家,婉约可叫不才­,对上称在下,对下称本座,平民称草民, 还有奴辈,卑职,晚辈,晚生,老夫,老朽,老子,你大爷我"等等意思。美国人听完当时­就晕了,这还算是一个最简单的我?
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