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Podcast #002: 母亲节 Mother`s Day

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      #002 母亲节 Mother`s Day

Script

这个周末,5月8号,是今年的母亲节。其实,母亲节最早并不是中国的节日,而是来自希腊。现在,每年五月的第二个星期日是我们的母亲节。有的人会给妈妈送礼物,比如一束花,一瓶香水,一张卡片,或是一顿大餐。如果送花,我们喜欢送康乃馨,因为这种花代表对母亲的爱和尊敬。今年,你会送什么给你的妈妈?希望所有的妈妈节日快乐!

(Zhège zhōumò, 5 yuè 8 hào, shì jīnnián de mǔqīn jié. Qíshí, mǔqīn jié zuìzǎo bìng bùshì Zhōngguó de jiérì, ér shì láizì Xīlà. Xiànzài, měinián wǔ yuè de dì èr gè xīngqīrì shì wǒmen de mǔqīn jié. Yǒu de rén huì gěi māma sòng lǐwù, bǐrú yī shù huā, yī píng xiāngshuǐ, yī zhāng kǎpiàn, huò shì yī dùn dà cān. Rúguǒ sòng huā, wǒmen xǐhuān sòng kāngnǎixīn, yīnwèi zhè zhǒng huā dàibiǎo duì mǔqīn de ài hé zūnjìng. Jīnnián, nǐ huì sòng shénme gěi nǐ de māma? Xīwàng suǒyǒu de māma jiérì kuàilè!)

English Translation

This weekend, 8th May, is this year’s Mother`s Day. Mother`s Day was not a Chinese festival in ancient times, but actually was originated from Greece. Nowadays, every second Sunday of May is our Mother`s Day. Some people would give their mothers gifts, like a bouquet of flowers, a bottle of fragrance, a card or a great meal, and etc. When flowers are being given, we prefer carnations as it represents our love and respect to our mothers. So this year, what do you want to give your mother? I hope all mothers have a pleasant holiday.

Vocabulary

  1. 母亲节 (mǔ qīn jié) Mother`s Day
  2. 希腊 (Xī là) Greece
  3. 礼物 (lǐ wù) gift
  4. 束 (shù) (measure word) bundle of, bunch of
  5. 瓶 (píng) (measure word) bottle of
  6. 张 (zhāng) (measure word) piece of
  7. 顿 (dùn) (measure word) meal
  8. 香水 (xiāng shuǐ) fragrance
  9. 大餐 (dà cān) big meal, feast
  10. 康乃馨 (kāng nǎi xīn) carnation
  11. 代表 (dài biǎo) represent
  12. 尊敬 (zūn jìng) respect

Practice

1. 今年中国的母亲节是什么时候?

When is Chinese Mother`s Day this year?

2. 你们国家的母亲节是什么时候?

When is Mother`s Day in your country?

3. 你想送什么给你的妈妈?

What do you want to give your mother as a gift?

 

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