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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to daily life. These are five Chinese national holidays. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 春节
Damon: Chinese New Year
Chloe: (slow) 春节 (regular) 春节
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 春节
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Also known as Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the most important traditional holiday in China. The celebration lasts from Chinese New Year’s Eve, which is the last day of the last lunar month, until the Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first lunar month.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 春节是一个团圆的日子。
Damon: Chinese New Year is a time for family gatherings.
Chloe: (slow) 春节是一个团圆的日子。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 端午节
Damon: Dragon Boat Festival
Chloe: (slow) 端午节 (regular) 端午节
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 端午节
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, so it’s also called the Double Fifth. Celebrations generally include eating rice dumplings, drinking realgar wine, and racing dragon boats.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 端午节要吃粽子。
Damon: People eat rice dumplings during the Dragon Boat Festival.
Chloe: (slow) 端午节要吃粽子。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 清明节
Damon: Tomb-Sweeping Festival
Chloe: (slow) 清明节 (regular) 清明节
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 清明节
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Tomb-Sweeping Festival usually occurs around the fifth day of the fourth lunar month. It is a time for people to sweep the tombs of their departed family members.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 清明节去踏青。
Damon: People go outside and enjoy the greenery during the Tomb-Sweeping Festival.
Chloe: (slow) 清明节去踏青。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 中秋节
Damon: Mid-Autumn Festival
Chloe: (slow) 中秋节 (regular) 中秋节
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 中秋节
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The Mid-Autumn Festival is on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month during a full moon. On this day, family members gather to share mooncakes and gaze at the moon for celebration.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 中秋节要吃月饼。
Damon: People eat moon cake during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Chloe: (slow) 中秋节要吃月饼。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 国庆节
Damon: National Day
Chloe: (slow) 国庆节 (regular) 国庆节
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 国庆节
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: The People's Republic of China was founded on October 1, 1949, so the Chinese mark this anniversary of this day every year as National Day. The day is also the beginning of Golden Week, which is when most Chinese go shopping or traveling.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 国庆节有焰火表演。
Damon: A fireworks display is held on National Day.
Chloe: (slow) 国庆节有焰火表演。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 春节
[pause]Damon: Chinese New Year
Chloe: 端午节
[pause]Damon: Dragon Boat Festival
Chloe: 清明节
[pause]Damon: Tomb-Sweeping Festival
Chloe: 中秋节
[pause]Damon: Mid-Autumn Festival
Chloe: 国庆节
[pause]Damon: National Day

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five National Holidays in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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How do you celebrate New Year's in your country?

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favorite holiday is 国庆节


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