2016-09-14

中秋到了,何不用英语给喜欢中国文化的老外介绍一下呢?是时候该“挑逗”他们一下,拉近客户的关系了。你想怎样对外国客户介绍咱们的传统节日中秋节呢?一些实用的中秋英语,大家转起来吧。不知道用英文该怎么说的,往下拉,看英语翻译部分。
 
农历八月十五日是中国的传统节日——中秋节。在这天,每个家庭都团聚在一起,一家人共同观赏象征丰裕、和谐和幸运的圆月。此时,大人们吃着美味的月饼,品着热腾腾的香茗,而孩子们则在一旁拉着兔子灯尽情玩耍。
 
中秋节吃月饼就像西方人圣诞节吃百果馅饼一样,是必不可少的。圆圆的月饼中通常包有香甜的莲子馅或是红豆馅,馅的中央还会加上一个金黄的咸鸭蛋黄来代表月亮。而月亮正是中秋节庆祝的主题。每年农历8月15日人们一起庆祝中秋,据说这一天的月亮是一年中最亮最圆的。
 
中秋节最早可能是一个庆祝丰收的节日。后来,月宫里美丽的仙女嫦娥的神话故事赋予了它神话色彩。

关于吃月饼这个传统的来历有两个传说。
 
传说古时候,天空曾有10个太阳。一天,这10个太阳同时出现,酷热难挡。弓箭手后翌射下了其中9个太阳,拯救了地球上的生灵。他偷了长生不死药,却被妻子嫦娥偷偷喝下。此后,每年中秋月圆之时,少女们都要向月宫仙女嫦娥祈福的传说便流传开来。
 
在14世纪,中秋节吃月饼又被赋予了一层特殊的含义。传说在朱元璋带兵起义推翻元朝时,将士们曾把联络信藏在月饼里。因此,中秋节后来也成为汉人推翻蒙古人统治的纪念日。

在元朝,蒙古人统治中国。前朝统治者们不甘心政权落入外族之手,于是密谋策划联合起义。正值中秋将近,起义首领就命令部下制作一种特别的月饼,把起义计划藏在每个月饼里。到中秋那天,起义军获取胜利,推翻了元朝,建立明朝。今天,人们吃月饼纪念此事。
 
虽然国外没有中秋节,在节日的时候给客户发一份祝福也挺好,毕竟礼多人不怪! 中秋是我们传统的节日,在这个时候给老外发祝福信(可不是开发信啊),起码可以跟国外的客户增进一下感情。再说,亚洲许多国家都过中秋节的,只是叫法不太一样!
 
在节前给联系过多次的客人都发了问候信,并比较详细地介绍了我们的节日的意义,让他们也分享我们节日的快乐,最后也不忘把自己推过多次的产品,做了很详细的报价资料给他,感谢客户长期的合作,也许客户就会对我们其中的某些产品感兴趣了。

Mooncakes are to Mid-Autumn Festival what mince pies are to Christmas. The seasonal round cake straditionally have a sweet filling of lotus seed paste or red bean paste and often have one or more salted duck eggs in the center to represent the moon. And the moon is what this celebration is all about. Mid-Autumn Festival fallson the 15th day of the 8th month;it is the time when the moon is said to be atits brightest and fullest.
 
"Zhong Qiu Jie" probably began as a harvest festival.The festival was later given a mythological flavour with legends of Chang-E,the beautiful lady in the moon.
 
There are two legends which claim to explain the tradition of eating mooncakes.

According to Chinese mythology,the earth once had 10 sunscircling over it. One day,all 10 suns appeared together,scorching the earth with their heat. The earth was saved when a strong archer,Hou Yi,succeeded inshooting down 9 of the suns. Yi stole the elixir of life to save the peoplefrom his tyrannical rule,but his wife,Chang-E drank it. Thus started thelegend of the lady in the moon to whom young Chinese girls would pray at the Mid-Autumn Festival.
 
In the 14th century,the eating of mooncakes at "Zhong Qiu Jie" was given a new significance. The story goes that when Zhu Yuan Zhang was plotting to overthrow the Yuan Dynasty started by the Mongolians,the rebels hid their messages inthe Mid-Autumn mooncakes. Zhong Qiu Jie is hence also a commemoration of the overthrow of the Mongolians by the Han people.

During the Yuan Dynasty (A.D.1206-1368) China was ruled by the Mongolian people. Leaders from the preceding Sung Dynasty (A.D.960-1279) were unhappy at submitting to foreign rule,and set how to coordinate the rebellion without it being discovered. The leaders of the rebellion,knowing that the Moon Festival was drawing near,ordered the making of special cakes. Packed into each mooncake was a message with the outline of the attack. On the night of the Moon Festival,the rebels successfully attacked and overthrew the government. What followed was the establishment of the Ming Dynasty (A.D.1368-1644). Today,moon cakes are eaten to commemorate this event.
 
Although foreigners don't celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival,you may as well send wishing messages to your foreign customers.After all,courtesy costs nothing. And by doing so,you can improve your relationship with the customers. Besides,in fact,many Asian countries celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival too,though the name of the festival varies.

Before the festival you can send wishing messages to customers you have contacted with formany times and introduce to them the meaning of the festival,so they can share the happiness of celebrating the day. And don't forget to make a detailed quotation of the products you have recommended to them before,and express your gratitude for the long-term cooperation with them,so they may be interested in your products.
 
整理了以下表达谢意和中秋祝福的话语,有需要的尽管拿去用吧,不用谢~~
 
1. 献上节日的祝福与问候,愿你拥有一个充满生机和快乐的中秋节!
2. 请接受我们对你以及你家人的祝福,祝你们中秋快乐!
3. 恭祝吉祥,幸福和快乐与你同在!
4. 请接受我节日的祝贺。
5. 愿节日的愉快伴你一生。
6. 在这特殊的日子,向你致以节日的祝福,希望不久我们能相聚在一起。

Following are some wishing and thankful expressions related to the Mid-Autumn Festival for you to use:
 
1. Season's greetings and sincere wishes for a bright and happy Mid-autumn day!
2.Please accept our wishes for you and yours for a happy Mid-autumn day!
3. To wish you joy at this holy season. Wishing every happiness will always be with you!
4. Please accept my season's greetings.
5. May the season's joy fill you all the year round.
6.On this special day I send you season's greetings and hope that some day soon we shall be together.

与中秋节有关的单词:
中秋节
农历
月饼
迷你月饼
肉馅/果仁月饼
火腿月饼
柚子
汤圆
灯笼
嫦娥
后羿
点灯笼
提灯笼
烧香
火龙舞
家庭团聚

Words related to the Mid-Autumn Festival:
Mid-autumn day
lunar
mooncake
minimooncake
mooncakes with meat / nuts
ham mooncake
grapefruit / pomelo / shaddock
glue pudding
lantern / scaldfish
Chang E
Hou Yi
light lantern
carry the lantern around
burn incense
fire dragon dances
family reunion

祝大家中秋快乐!

(文章来源Toxue外贸网,图片来自网络)

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