1.元宵节: Lantern Festival
4.清明节：Tomb Sweeping Day
6.书 法： Calligraphy
7.对联：(Spring Festival) Couplets
12.风水 ：Fengshui/Geomantic Omen
13.昆曲 ：Kunqu Opera
14.长 城 ：The Great Wall
15.集体舞 ：Group Dance
16.黄土高原 ：Loess Plateau
17.红臼喜事：Weddings and Funerals
19.花鼓戏：Flower Drum Song
23.武打片：Chinese Swordplay Movie
24.元宵：Tangyuan/Sweet Rice Dumpling (Soup)
27.江南：South Regions of the Yangtze River
28.《诗经》：The Book of Songs
30.《史记》：Historical Records/Records of the Grand Historian
31.《红楼梦》：A Dream of Red Mansions
32.《西游记》：The Journey to the West
33.除夕：Chinese New Year's Eve/Eve of the Spring Festival
35.唐三彩 ：Tri-color Pottery of the Tang Dynasty/ The Tang Tri-colored pottery
36.二人转 : Errenzhuan
40.黄梅戏 :Huangmei Opera
41.火 药 ：Gunpowder
42.农历 ：Lunar Calendar
44.腊 八 节 ：The laba Rice Porridge Festival
45.京 剧 ：Beijing Opera/Peking Opera
46.秦腔 ：Crying of Qin People/Qin Opera
48.《本草纲目》: Compendium of Materia Medica
49.天坛 ：Altar of Heaven in Beijing
50.小吃摊 ：Snack Bar/Snack Stand
51.红双喜 ：Double Happiness
52.文房四宝(笔墨纸砚): The Four Treasure of the Study/Brush,Inkstick,Paper,and Inkstone
53.春卷 ：Spring Roll(s)
54.莲藕 ：Lotus Root
56.故宫博物院 ：The Palace Museum
58.五行 ：Five Phases
59.北京烤鸭 : Beijing Roast Duck
60.《桃花扇》：The Peach Blossom Fan
63.电视小品：TV Sketch/TV Skit
64.甲骨文：Oracle Bone Inscriptions
67.门当户对：Perfect Match/Exact Match
68.《水浒》: Water Margin/Outlaws of the Marsh
69.除夕：Chinese New Years Eve
70.国子监 ：Imperial Academy
71.兵马俑: Cotta Warriors/Terracotta Army
76. 花卷：Steamed Twisted Rolls
77.羊肉泡馍：Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup
78.冰糖葫芦：A stick of sugar-coated haws (or apples,etc.)
79.八宝饭：Eight-Treasure Rice Pudding
81.豆腐脑：Jellied Bean Curd
83.孝顺：To Show Filial Obedience
84.武术：Wushu(Chinese Martial Arts)
88. 中庸：The Way of Medium(cf. Golden Means)
91.中山陵：The Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
94.夫子庙：the Confucian Temple
95.鸭血粉丝：Duck Blood Fans
96.盐水鸭：Yanshuiya, or Salted and Baked Duck
Protect Traditional Chinese Culture The protection of national and folk culture is of great significance to Chinese cultural diversity and also to the harmonious development between local economic and social development. It is reported that the Guangdong government pays special attention to protecting Chaoju(潮剧)， a local drama born in Chaozhou in the eastern Guangdong province. In my opinion, some measures should be taken to protect traditional culture effectively. To start with, we should make a law to regulate the society’s performance. Besides, we should draw more people’s attention to it, for the more they know about the importance of culture protection, the stronger support we can get from the public. In a word, it is high time for us to treasure and develop our own valuable culture.
Protect Traditional Chinese Culture
The protection of national and folk culture is of great significance to Chinese cultural diversity and also to the harmonious development between local economic and social development. It is reported that the Guangdong government pays special attention to protecting Chaoju(潮剧)， a local drama born in Chaozhou in the eastern Guangdong province.
In my opinion, some measures should be taken to protect traditional culture effectively. To start with, we should make a law to regulate the society’s performance. Besides, we should draw more people’s attention to it, for the more they know about the importance of culture protection, the stronger support we can get from the public.
In a word, it is high time for us to treasure and develop our own valuable culture.
提示词语：traditional Chinese culture, tea house, Peking Opera, paper cutting
I’m glad that you will come to Beijing soon. There are lots of places of interest in Beijing. In order to experience traditional Chinese culture better, I do recommend Beijing Hutong tour.
First, we’re going to go sightseeing along the lanes in Hutong. The houses in Hutong are traditional, such as Siheyuan. From them, you can imagine how people used to live. Of course you can stop anywhere you like and it is interesting to take pictures or have a close look. Second, we are going to pay visits to a Hutong family. We can have lunch there and have a short talk with the local residents, which can help you learn about many stories of the past. We can not only appreciate the dramatic changes that Hutong has undergone, but also see evidence of the history of Beijing, experience the old way of life and experience traditional Beijing culture.
In a word, Hutongs are the homes of common people in the past. It is easy to know how people lived and had fun in the old days. So it is a good choice to learn about traditional Chinese culture.
I’m looking forward to your coming.
I’m glad that you will come to Beijing soon. There are many places of interest where you can experience the traditional Chinese culture in Beijing, but I’d like to take you to Nanluoguxiang.
First, we can take a walk along the lanes in Hutong to feel the architectural style of the old buildings like Siheyuan and local people’s way of life. Besides, you can have a talk with the residents to know more about the history about Hutong. What’s more, we can try all kinds of local foods on the way. And you can buy some paper cuttings as gifts for your friends. When we feel tired, it’s a good choice for us to go to a tea house. There, we can taste all kinds of Chinese tea and get a lot of knowledge about tea. Most importantly, we can watch Peking Opera while drinking tea, which is a typical art to reflect Beijing humanities features.
As for the reason why we go there, I think it can make you better experience traditional Chinese tea culture, the food culture and the characteristics of the old residence in Beijing.
I’m looking forward to your coming.
提示词语：eat, get together, share, happy, special
I’m glad to hear that you are interested in traditional Chinese festivals.
My favorite festival is the Mid-Autumn Festival. It usually comes in September or October. On that day, our family members usually get together and have a nice meal. After that, I always admire the moon and share mooncakes with my families.
I love this festival because I like eating mooncakes. They are in the shape of a full moon. They carry people’s wishes to the families they love and miss. In short, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a day of pleasure and happiness. I hope that my letter will help you know more about Chinese festivals.
My favorite Chinese festival is the Spring Festival which comes on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Year. There is a name for each year, such as the dog, the monkey, the tiger or one of the twelve animals, and this year is the year of the horse.
Before the New Year’s Day, the Chinese people usually give their houses a good cleaning and on the last evening of the old year, all the members of a family will get together and have a big meal. People usually have jiaozi, fish, niangao and many other dishes. On the first or second day of the new year, people usually go to visit their relatives and friends and give some lucky money to children.
Among all the festivals, I like the Spring Festival best not only because I can enjoy delicious food, but also because I can relax myself by spending a few days with my family, my relatives and my friends.
I’m glad to hear that you are interested in traditional Chinese festivals. There are many traditional festivals in China, and my favorite is the Spring Festival. It falls on the first day of the Chinese lunar New Year. The Spring Festival is as important as Christmas in the U.S. and Chinese people have been celebrating it for many years.
To celebrate the Spring Festival, I usually stick the Chinese character “Fu” upside down on the door, which means happiness will come. Besides, I always prepare some red paper cutting to decorate my house because I believe the red color can bring our family good luck. On the eve of the festival, My family usually get together, having dinner and sharing some interesting experiences. Midnight is my favorite time because I can set off fireworks and admire them. Shining little stars coming out of fireworks create a warm atmosphere. Everyone is overjoyed as they say farewell to the old year and welcome the new year.
I really like the Spring Festival because it’s time for family reunions and the relationship between us becomes closer. Besides. What’s more, I can do various activities during the festival. I hope you can come to China to experience this colorful and meaningful festival.