Twelve Zodiac Signs 十二生肖(shí èr shēng xiāo)

2017-12-06

对话

 

麦克:每个中国人都有自己的属相吗?  

mài kè:Mĕi gè zhōng guó rén dōu yŏu zì jĭ de shǔ xiàng ma?

Mike: Does every Chinese have his or her own animal sign?

 

丽丽:对。生肖是中国传统文化的重要组成部分。

lì li:Duì. Shēng xiāo shì zhōng guó chuán tŏng wén huà de zhòng yào zǔ chéng bù fèn.

Lili:Yes. The zodiac is an important part of traditional Chinese culture.

 

麦克:生肖指的是哪十二种动物?

mài kè:Shēng xiāo zhĭ de shì nă shí èr zhŏng dòng wù?

Mike: What are the 12 animals of the zodiac?

 

丽丽:它们是鼠、牛、虎、兔、龙、蛇、马、羊、猴、鸡、狗、猪。  

lì li:Tā men shì shǔ, niú, hǔ, tù, lóng, shé, mă, yáng, hóu, jī, gŏu, zhū.

Lili:They are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and boar.

 

麦克:今年是什么年?

mài kè:Jīn nián shì shén me nián?  

Mike: What year is this year?

 

丽丽:今年是鸡年。

lì li:Jīn nián shì jī nián.  

Lili:This year is the Year of the Rooster.

 

麦克:那么明年就是年了?  

mài kè:Nà me míng nián jiù shì gŏu nián le?

Mike: So next year is the Year of the Dog, isn't it?

 

丽丽:对。年始于2018216日春节。  

lì li:Duì. Gŏu nián shĭ yú èr líng yī bā nián èr yuè shí l rì chūn jié.

Lili:Yes. It will start with the Spring Festival on February 16, 2018.

 

麦克:你是属的吗?

mài kè:Nĭ shì shǔ gŏu de ma?

Mike: Were you born in the Year of the Dog?

 

丽丽:不是。我属猴。今年是我的本命年。  

lì li:Bú shì. Wŏ shǔ jī. Jīn nián shì wŏ de bĕn mìng nián.

Lili:No. I was born in the Year of the Rooster. This year is my animal year.

 

麦克:我比你大两岁,我应该是属……?  

mài kè:Wŏ bĭ nĭ dà liăng suì, wŏ yīng gāi shì shǔ……

Mike: I am two years older than you, Was I born in the Year of…?

 

丽丽:你应该是属  

lì li:Nĭ yīng gāi shì shǔ yáng.

Lili:You were born in the Year of the Sheep.

 

生词

 

1.生肖 shēng xiāosymbolic animal of one's birth year  

2.属相 shǔ xiàng: same meaning as sheng xiao  

3.传统 chuán tŏngtradition; traditional   

4.动物 dòng wùanimal  

5.shǔrat   

6.niúox   

7.tiger   

8.rabbit  

9.lóngdragon  

10.shésnake

11.horse

12.yángsheep

13.hóumonkey

14.jī:rooster

15.gŏudog

16.zhū:pig

17.本命年 bĕn mìng niánthe year of the animal in which one was born  

[ Web editor:Robin Wang    Source:www.china.org.cn ]