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Anonymous asked in 社會及文化禮儀 · 1 decade ago

要中英對照

話說遠古時期,有一種兇猛的野獸,藏匿在深山中,人們叫牠作「年獸」。「年獸」的樣子非常可怕,個性兇殘,什麼動物都吃,讓人談「年獸」色變。

後來,人們掌握了「年獸」的活動規律,原來它每隔三百六十五天,會跑下山到人群聚居的地方吃人,而且出沒的時間都是在天黑以後,等到雞鳴破曉,便返回山林。推算出「年獸」出現的週期,人們便把這可怕的一夜視為關煞,稱作「年關」,並且想出了一整套「過年關」的辦法。

每到這一天晚上,家家戶戶提前整理環境清潔,做好晚飯,再把家禽家畜全部關好,然後在屋裏吃「年夜飯」。由於這頓晚餐帶有面臨平安與否的關鍵意味,所以一定準備得很豐盛,除了要全家老小圍在一起用餐表示和睦團圓外,還須在吃飯前先祭祖,祈求祖先保佑平平安安地度過這一夜。吃過晚飯後,誰都不敢先睡覺,擠坐在一起閒聊兼壯膽。

由於「年獸」怕紅、怕光、怕響聲,每至年末歲首,家家戶戶就貼紅紙、穿紅袍、掛紅燈、敲鑼打鼓、燃放爆竹,這樣年獸就不敢再來了。熬過「年關」的人們欣喜不已,要感謝祖宗的護佑,要彼此祝賀沒有被「年獸」吃掉,拜訪親友拱手道喜,人們見面互相作揖,祝賀道喜。

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The words say ancient times period, there is a kind of fierce wild beast, hide in deeply the mountain, people call it make "year monster". The appearance of"year monster" is very terrible, the character is fierce and cruel, what animals all eat, let the person talk "year monster" color changes.

    Afterwards, people controled the movable regulation of"year monster", originally it wills run every 365 day the mountain go to the place cannibalism that the crowd gathers to reside, and appear and disappear of time waits for a chicken to blare day-break after ising getting dark, returning to forest then. Reckon the period that"year monster" appears, people treat this terrible night as pass then very, calling "year end", and figuring out the way of one whole set"New Year's Day pass".

    Each time till this evening, the all families tidies up environment to sweep in advance, doing good supper, chasing again domestic fowl domestic animal all passes like, then eat "New Year's Eve dinner" in the house. Because this dinner's bringing has already faced peaceful or not of the key mean, so certainly prepare very flourishing, in addition to want whole family the old and the young to round together to have a meal to indicate in peace and harmony and reunited,Must also worship ancestors first before having a meal, the imprecation ancestry blesses so-so Anne's Anne's ground to spend this night. After once having supper, who all dare not to sleep first, push to sit together to talk away and encourage.

    Because"year monster" fears red, fear light and fear sound, go to a year-end year old head each time, the all families posts red paper, wears red tunic and hangs red light, beat drums and gongs, set off a firecracker, so the year monster dare not again come. The cook doesn't already lead people's delight of"year end", thank the ancestor protect You, each other congratulates to have no quilt"year monster" to eat up, visiting friends and relatives arch to congratulate, people meet to make a bow with hands folded in front each other, congratulating to congratulate.

    Source(s): The words say ancient times period, there is a kind of fierce wild beast, hide in deeply the mountain, people call it make "year monster". The appearance of"year monster" is very terrible, the character is fierce and cruel, what animals all eat, let the person talk "year monster" color changes.
  • 1 decade ago

    I was wondering why the article isnot written in past tense.

  • 1 decade ago

    The words say ancient times period, there is a kind of fierce wild beast, hide in deeply the mountain, people call it make "year monster". The appearance of"year monster" is very terrible, the character is fierce and cruel, what animals all eat, let the person talk "year monster" color changes.

    Afterwards, people controled the movable regulation of"year monster", originally it wills run every 365 day the mountain go to the place cannibalism that the crowd gathers to reside, and appear and disappear of time waits for a chicken to blare day-break after ising getting dark, returning to forest then. Reckon the period that"year monster" appears, people treat this terrible night as pass then very, calling "year end", and figuring out the way of one whole set"New Year's Day pass".

    Each time till this evening, the all families tidies up environment to sweep in advance, doing good supper, chasing again domestic fowl domestic animal all passes like, then eat "New Year's Eve dinner" in the house. Because this dinner's bringing has already faced peaceful or not of the key mean, so certainly prepare very flourishing, in addition to want whole family the old and the young to round together to have a meal to indicate in peace and harmony and reunited,Must also worship ancestors first before having a meal, the imprecation ancestry blesses so-so Anne's Anne's ground to spend this night. After once having supper, who all dare not to sleep first, push to sit together to talk away and encourage.

    Because"year monster" fears red, fear light and fear sound, go to a year-end year old head each time, the all families posts red paper, wears red tunic and hangs red light, beat drums and gongs, set off a firecracker, so the year monster dare not again come. The cook doesn't already lead people's delight of"year end", thank the ancestor protect You, each other congratulates to have no quilt"year monster" to eat up, visiting friends and relatives arch to congratulate, people meet to make a bow with hands folded in front each other, congratulating to congratulate.

  • 1 decade ago

    The speech gets off the subject the ancient time, some one kind of

    兇猛 wild animal, hides in the remote mountain, the people call it

    to make "the year beast". "Year beast" appearance extremely fearful,

    the individuality 兇殘, any animal all eats, lets the person discuss

    "the year beast" the discoloration. Afterwards, the people have

    grasped "the year beast" the plan of action, originally it each 365

    days, can run descends a mountain the place which lives together to

    the crowd to eat the person, moreover appear and disappear the time

    all is after darkness, when the chicken calls the daybreak, then

    returns to the wooded mountain. Calculated "the year beast" appears

    cycle, the people then a this fearful night vision for 關煞, are

    called as "the end of the year", and has found out an entire set "the

    end of the year" means. Whenever this day evening, each and every

    family reorganizes the environment to be clean ahead of time,

    completes the dinner, again completely closes the domesticated fowl

    domestic animal, then □eats "the New Year supper" in the room.

    Because this supper has faced with the safe or not key meant,

    therefore certainly prepares very much sumptuously, except wants

    entire family family members to encircle in the same place dines

    outside the expression harmonious reunion, still needs first offers a

    sacrifice to the ancestor in front of eating meal, implores the

    ancestor to bless safely passes this night. After has eaten the

    dinner, everybody does not dare first to sleep, crowds sits chats in

    the same place concurrently emboldens. Because "the year beast" feared

    red, feared the light, fears the sound, every time to the year's end

    beginning of the year, each and every family pastes the red paper,

    puts on the red gown, hangs the red candle, beats gongs and drums, to

    set off the firecracker, such year beast did not dare to come again.

    Endures "the end of the year" the people are not joyful already, must

    thank the ancestor to protect blesses, wants each other congratulation

    not to have the quilt "the year beast" to eat, visits the relatives

    and friends to cup one hand in the other across the chest to

    congratulate, the people meet mutually bow in salute, congratulation

    congratulations.

    2008-02-14 16:59:16 補充:

    要中英對照話說遠古時期,有一種兇猛的野獸,藏匿在深山中,人們叫牠作「年獸」。「年獸」的樣子非常可怕,個性兇殘,什麼動物都吃,讓人談「年獸」色變。後來,人們掌握了「年獸」的活動規律,原來它每隔三百六十五天,會跑下山到人群聚居的地方吃人,而且出沒的時間都是在天黑以後,等到雞鳴破曉,便返回山林。推算出「年獸」出現的週期,人們便把這可怕的一夜視為關煞,稱作「年關」,並且想出了一整套「過年關」的辦法。

    2008-02-14 16:59:32 補充:

    每到這一天晚上,家家戶戶提前整理環境清潔,做好晚飯,再把家禽家畜全部關好,然後在屋裏吃「年夜飯」。由於這頓晚餐帶有面臨平安與否的關鍵意味,所以一定準備得很豐盛,除了要全家老小圍在一起用餐表示和睦團圓外,還須在吃飯前先祭祖,祈求祖先保佑平平安安地度過這一夜。吃過晚飯後,誰都不敢先睡覺,擠坐在一起閒聊兼壯膽。由於「年獸」怕紅、怕光、怕響聲,每至年末歲首,家家戶戶就貼紅紙、穿紅袍、掛紅燈、敲鑼打鼓、燃放爆竹,這樣年獸就不敢再來了。熬過「年關」的人們欣喜不已,要感謝祖宗的護佑,要彼此祝賀沒有被「年獸」吃掉,拜訪親友拱手道喜,人們見面互相作揖,祝賀道喜。

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