The dragon boat festival

 

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Wendy:今天呢,是一个特别的节日。是中国传统的端午节。


Rachel:嗯,没错!


Wendy:所以今天呢,我们想用着视频来跟大家介绍一下这个传统节日和我们的传统美食。


Wendy:今天就是我们传统的端午节。那端午节有一个什么样的由来呢?


Rachel:端午节是跟我们的一个古代的爱国诗人有关的,这个诗人叫屈原,他是战国时代的一个诗人。因为当时楚国战败了,所以这个诗人呢,就不想成为秦国的俘虏,那么就投江自杀了。因此,每年的农历五月初五呢,就成为了我们的端午节。这个日子人们会纪念这个爱国诗人。然后我们会吃粽子,然后划龙船。


Wendy:是的,当然在城市里面,划龙船不是那么容易的一件事情。但吃粽子可是每家每户都不可缺少的一件事情。


Rachel:是的。那我们的粽子呢,一般是分甜的和咸的两种。甜的粽子里呢,常常会放大枣或者豆沙这些东西。对,然后咸的呢,会放一些肉或者是花生,有的时候也放蛋黄。


Wendy:今天呢,我们在网上买的粽子,这个粽子可和别的粽子有一点儿不一样。我们等一下来看一看它有什么不同呢。


Rachel:好啦,我们的粽子现在已经煮好啦!在这里,你看这两个粽子呀,好大呢!


Wendy:刚才Rachel已经跟大家介绍了,在粽子里面的心儿是糯米还有一些肉啊,和其他的东西,这个叶子呢叫粽叶。这个叶子有一种很淡的清香味。肉和糯米包在里面,会有一种很清香的味道。


Rachel:粽子已经打开了。这个粽子啊,非常特别,其实我也是第一次吃这种粽子。好多辣椒呢,特别为四川人或吃辣的人做的。还有排骨,好大。一块排骨,看到了吗?这个粽子叫剁椒排骨粽。顾名思义有排骨,还有剁椒,这个是小辣椒。很辣的那种,所以很适合喜欢吃辣的朋友吃。


Wendy:你觉得怎么样?


Rachel:跟我想象的不太一样。我想象的应该是很辣的味道,但是这个一点儿也不辣,所以有一点儿失望。但是排骨还可以,排骨很大。


Wendy:作为一个地道的四川人,真的很喜欢吃辣椒。


Wendy:好,我们的粽子就吃完了。今天不知道你们对我们传统的端午节有什么样的印象呢?在你们的国家有没有这样的传统节日呢?

Pin Yin

Wendy: Jīntiān ne, shì yígè tèbié de jiérì. Shì zhōngguó chuántǒng de duānwǔ jié.

Rachel: en, méi cuò!

Wendy: Suǒyǐ jīntiān ne, wǒmen xiǎng yòng zhe shìpín lái gēn dàjiā jièshào yíxià zhège chuántǒng jiérì hé wǒmen de chuántǒng měishí.

Rachel: Ń, shì de! Nà jīntiān shì shénme jiérì ne?

Wendy: Jīntiān jiùshì wǒmen chuántǒng de duānwǔ jié. Nà duānwǔ jié yǒu yígè shénme yàng de yóulái ne?

Rachel: Duānwǔ jié shì gēn wǒmen de yígè gǔdài de àiguó shīrén yǒuguān de, zhège shīrén jiào qūyuán, tā shì zhànguó shídài de yígè shīrén. Yīnwèi dāngshí chǔ guó zhànbàile, suǒyǐ zhège shīrén ne, jiù bùxiǎng chéngwéi qín guó de fúlǔ, nàme jiù tóu jiāng zìshāle. Yīncǐ, měinián de nónglì wǔyuè chū wǔ ne, jiù chéngwéile wǒmen de duānwǔ jié. Zhège rìzi rénmen huì jìniàn zhège àiguó shīrén. Ránhòu wǒmen huì chī zòngzi, ránhòu huá lóngchuán.

Wendy: Shì de, dāngrán zài chéngshì lǐmiàn, huá lóngchuán bùshì nàme róngyì de yí jiàn shìqíng. Dàn chī zòngzǐ kěshì měi jiā měi hù dōu bùkě quēshǎo de yí jiàn shìqíng.

Rachel: Shì de. Nà wǒmen de zòngzi ne, yībān shì fēn tián de hé xián de liǎng zhǒng. Tián de zòngzi lǐ ne, chángcháng huì fàng dàzǎo huòzhě dòushā zhèxiē dōngxī. Duì, ránhòu xián de ne, huì fàng yìxiē ròu huòzhě shì huāshēng, yǒu de shíhòu yě fàng dànhuáng.

Wendy: Jīntiān ne, wǒmen zài wǎngshàng mǎi de zòngzi, zhège zòng zǐ kě hé bié de zòngzi yǒu yìdiǎnr bù yíyàng. Wǒmen děng yíxià lái kànyíkàn tā yǒu shénme bùtóng ne.

Rachel: Hǎo la, wǒmen de zòng zǐ xiànzài yǐjīng zhǔ hǎo la! Zài zhèlǐ, nǐ kàn zhè liǎng gè zòngzi ya, hǎo dà ne!

Wendy: Gāngcái Rachel yǐjīng gēn dàjiā jièshàole, zài zòngzi lǐmiàn de xinr shì nuòmǐ hái yǒu yìxiē ròu a, hé qítā de dōngxī, zhège yèzi ne jiào zòng yè. Zhège yèzi yǒu yì zhǒng hěn dàn de qīngxiāng wèi. Ròu hé nuòmǐ bāo zài lǐmiàn, huì yǒu yì zhǒng hěn qīngxiāng de wèidào.

Rachel: Zòngzi yǐjīng dǎkāi le. Zhège zòngzi a, fēicháng tèbié, qíshí wǒ yě shì dì yī cì chī zhè zhǒng zòngzi. Hǎoduō làjiāo ne, tèbié wèi sìchuān rén huò chī là de rén zuò de. Hái yǒu páigǔ, hǎo dà. Yíkuài páigǔ, kàn dàole ma? Zhège zòngzi jiào duò jiāo páigǔ zòng. Gùmíngsīyì yǒu páigǔ, hái yǒu duò jiāo, zhège shì xiǎo làjiāo. Hěn là de nà zhǒng, suǒyǐ hěn shìhé xǐhuān chī là de péngyǒu chī.

Wendy: Nǐ juédé zěnme yàng?

Rachel: Gēn wǒ xiǎngxiàng de bú tài yíyàng. Wǒ xiǎngxiàng de yīnggāi shì hěn là de wèidào, dànshì zhège yìdiǎnr yě bú là, suǒyǐ yǒu yìdiǎnr shīwàng. Dànshì páigǔ hái kěyǐ, páigǔ hěn dà.

Wendy: Zuòwéi yígè dìdào de sìchuān rén, zhēn de hěn xǐhuān chī làjiāo.

Wendy: Hǎo, wǒmen de zòngzi jiù chī wánle. Jīntiān bù zhīdào nǐmen duì wǒmen chuántǒng de duānwǔ jié yǒu shénme yàng de yìnxiàng ne? Zài nǐmen de guójiā yǒu méiyǒu zhèyàng de chuántǒng jiérì ne?


 

English

Wendy: Today is a special day. It is the traditional Chinese Dragon Boat Festival.


Rachel: Well, that's right!


Wendy: So today, we want to use the video to introduce this traditional festival and our traditional food.


Rachel: Yes, yes! What festival is it today?


Wendy: Today is our traditional Dragon Boat Festival. What’s the origin of it?


Rachel: The Dragon Boat Festival is related to one of our ancient patriotic poets. The poet is Qu Yuan, who is in the Warring States Period. Because at that time, the Chu State was defeated, the poet did not want to become a prisoner of Qin, then he committed suicide. Therefore, the fifth day of the fifth lunar month becomes our Dragon Boat Festival. On this day, people commemorate this patriotic poet. Then we eat zongzi, and have dragon boat races.


Wendy: Yes, of course, in the city, having dragon boat races is not so easy. But eating zongzi is an indispensable thing for every family.


Rachel: Yes. Well, zongzi is usually devided into two kinds of taste-one is sweet and the other is salty. Jujube or bean paste these things are often put in sweet zongzi. Right, for salty zongzi, some meat or peanuts are put in it, or yolks.


Wendy: Today, the zongzi we bought on the Internet is a bit different from other zongzi. Let's wait a moment and see how it differs.


Rachel: Ok, our zongzi is now cooked! Here, you see these two zongzi, so big!


Wendy: Just now Rachel has already introduced it to you. The heart inside zongzi are sticky rice, some meat, and other things. This  is called reed leaf, which has a very light fragrance. The meat and sticky rice are wrapped inside, which can make a very fragrant taste.


Rachel: The zongzi is already open. This zongzi is very special. Actually, this is my first time to eat this kind of zongzi. A lot of chili are in it, especially for Sichuan people or person who love spicy food. There are ribs, so big. A piece of ribs, do you see it? This kind of zongzi is called rib zongzi with chopped chili. As the name suggests, there are ribs, and chopped chili. This is a small chili, very spicy, so it is suitable for friends who like to eat spicy food.


Wendy: What do you think of it?


Rachel: Not quite the same as I thought. I think it should be very spicy, but this is not hot at all, which makes me a little disappointing. But the ribs are OK, and the ribs are big.


Wendy: As an authentic Sichuan people, I really like to eat chili.


Wendy: Well, we have finished eating zongzi. Today I do not know what kind of impression you have on our traditional Dragon Boat Festival. Is there such a traditional festival in your country?