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节气英文词汇:冬至 Winter Solstice
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    【节气词汇】

    Winter Solstice冬至

    “Winter Solstice” falls between the periods of December 21 to December 23. One this day, the day is the shortest and night is the longest in the year.”

    “冬至”发生在12月21日-12月23日之间。在这天,白昼时间达到一年最短,夜晚时间达到一年最长。(指北半球地区哦)

    【节气百科】

    After this day, many places in China go through the coldest period, which is called in Chinese, “Shu Jiu”. In total, there are nine periods with nine days for each. In the first and second nine days, people keep their hands in pockets; in the third and fourth nine days, people can walk on ice; in the fifth and sixth nice days, people can see willows along the river bank; in the seventh and eighth nine days, the swallow comes back and in the ninth nine days, the yak starts working.

    从冬至以后,中国的绝大部分地区都会经历最寒冷的时期,中国人叫它“数九”。这一共有九个时期,每个时期分别有九天。在“一九”和“二九”,手放口袋就能避寒了;“三九”和“四九”,路上会结冰;“五九”和“六九”,可以看到河岸边柳树抽芽了;在“七九”和“八九”,燕子回归,在最后的“九九”,牛开始犁地。

    【美食习俗】

    “Winter Solstice” is not only a solar term but an important festival. Here are some traditional foods for “Winter Solstice”.“冬至”不止是一个节气也是一个非常重要的节日。这里有一些“冬至”的传统食物:

    Wanton noodle

    馄饨面

    Red bean glutinous rice

    赤豆糯米饭

    Jiaozi

    饺子

     

    Author:    Source: CRI     Editor: Yang Fan

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