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What do the Chinese do before New Year's Day?

Conversation A

(Jack comes into the bookstore.)
Jack: Pam! What are you doing?
Pam: I'm sweeping the floor.
Jack: Don't do that. You'll sweep away all your good luck.
Pam: What are you talking about?
Jack: You're sweeping all the dirt out the door.
Pam: Yes. So?
Jack: At Chinese New Year time, you should sweep all the dirt into the room. That way, your good luck will be swept in.
Pam: OK. Thanks, Jack.

Conversation B

Jack: There are lots of interesting Chinese New Year customs.
Pam: I see. Do you really believe that about sweeping?
Jack: No. But it's a fun tradition.
(Amy comes in.)
Amy: Hi, Pam!
Pam: I like your red jacket.
Amy: Thanks! Red is a lucky color for Chinese New Year.
Pam: Jack has been telling me about some Chinese New Year traditions.
Jack: There are many more. Look at this book.

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The Chinese have many traditions and customs at Chinese New Year time. Before New Year's Day, they clean the whole house very well. Then they stop cleaning for Chinese New Year. The Chinese don't want to sweep good luck out of the house. At midnight on New Year's Eve, firecrackers send away the old year and welcome the new one.

On New Year's Day, the Chinese use no knives or scissors. No one wants to cut their good luck. Everyone enjoys visiting friends and relatives and sharing good wishes for the New Year.

 

新年禁忌多!

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农历新年前华人会做什么事?

会话A

(杰克走进书店。)
杰克:潘!你在做什么?
潘:我在扫地。
杰克:不要扫了, 你会把好运都扫出门的。
潘:你在说什么啊?
杰克:你把灰尘都扫出去。
潘:是啊,那会怎么样吗?
杰克:农历新年期间,应该把灰尘都扫进门里, 这样才会把好运扫进来。
潘:好,杰克,谢了。

会话B

杰克:农历新年有很多有趣的习俗喔。
潘:这样啊,你真的相信把好运扫进门的事吗?
杰克:也没有啦,不过这是个很有意思的传统。
(爱咪走了进来。)
爱咪:嗨,潘!
潘:我喜欢你这件红夹克。
爱咪:谢谢!红色是农历新年的幸运色。
潘:杰克刚刚在跟我讲一些农历新年的传统。
杰克:还有很多喔, 你看这本书。

读读看!

农历新年期间,华人有很多传统和习俗。过年前,他们会把整个家里好好打扫一遍, 而在过年期间就不再打扫了, 因为他们不想把好运扫出门外。除夕当晚的午夜十二点,他们会放鞭炮,送走旧年,迎接新年。

新年当天,华人不会使用刀子或剪刀, 因为没人想剪断自己的好运。那一天,大家都去拜访亲朋好友,开开心心地互相贺年。

 

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