中秋 the Mid-autumn Festival

[culture] 中秋 the Mid-autumn Festival

Nónglì bāyuè shíwǔ shì Zhōngqiū Jié.
农历八月十五是中秋节。
The 15th of the 8th lunar month is the Mid-autumn Festival.

Zhōngqiū yè, rénmen héjiā tuánjù, yìbiān pǐncháng yuèbǐng, yìbiān xīnshǎng mǎnyuè.
中秋夜,人们阖家团聚,一边品尝月饼,一边欣赏满月。
On the evening of the Mid-autumn Festival, people enjoy moon cakes as well as the full moon at family reunion.

Guānyú yuèliang yǒu jǐ gè jiāyùhùxiǎo de chuánshuō.
关于月亮有几个家喻户晓的传说。
There are some widely known legends about the moon.

Chuánshuō Cháng’é chī le bù lǎo xiānyào, biànchéng shénxiān fēi dào tiān shàng.
传说嫦娥吃了不老仙药,变成神仙飞到天上。
It is said that Chang’e flied onto the haven after she swallowed the elixir of immortality.

Yóuyú shěbudé zhàngfu, tā biàn zài lí rénjiān zuì jìn de yuèliang shàng dìngjū, zhù zài Guǎnghán Gōng.
由于舍不得丈夫,她便在离人间最近的月亮上定居,住在广寒宫。
Being reluctant to leave her husband, she settled down on the moon, the nearest place toward this world. She lives in the Guanghan Palace.

Cháng’é de zhàngfu huíjiā hòu zhīdào le zhè jiàn shì, fēicháng shāngxīn, yúshì wǎnshang yuǎnyuǎn de bàijì yuèliang.
嫦娥的丈夫回家后知道了这件事,非常伤心,于是晚上远远地拜祭月亮。
Chang’e’s husband knew this when he came back home, and turned very sad. Hence, he worshiped the moon remotely in the evening.

Cháng’é bēn yuè de nà tiān shì bāyuè shíwǔ, jùshuō zhè jiùshì Zhōngqiū Jié de láilì.
嫦娥奔月的那天是八月十五,据说这就是中秋节的来历。
The day when Chang’e flied onto the moon was the 15th of the 8th lunar month. It is said to be the origin of the Mid-autumn Festival.

Chuánshuō yuèliang shàng yǒu yì zhī Yùtù, tā zǒngshì zài nàli dǎo yào.
传说月亮上有一只玉兔,它总是在那里捣药。
It is said that there is a Moon rabbit (Literal meaning: Jade rabbit) on the moon, who is always pounding elixir over there.

Chuánshuō yuèliang shàng hái zhùzhe Wú Gāng, tā zǒngshì zài nail kǎn guìhuā shù.
传说月亮上还住着吴刚,他总是在那里砍桂花树。
It is said that there lives Wu Gang on the moon, who is always cutting down an osmanthus tree over there.

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