Dear Sir or Madam,
I am Li Hua, a chinese student studying in London. Knowing that volunteers are wanted for an exhibition of Chinese traditional paintings to be held next month,I’m writing to apply for this position.Having volunteered for several international events in London, I have no trouble in communicating with international friends. Besides, Chinese Traditional Painting being my hobby and major, I have a good understanding of not only the history of chinese paintings, but their backgrounds.I can offer some necessary assistance,decorating the gallery , hanging the works,etc.. What’s more, I will be an excellent guide for the visitors using my professional knowledge,skills and experience.Thank you for your reading. Looking forward to your reply.
How are you? I’m writing to tell you about your next Chinese lesson.
We’ll still meet at my school, but not on Saturday as usual, since I’ll have to participate in a sporting activity that day. So let’s make it three o’clock on Sunday afternoon.
As you know, in order to acquire a good knowledge of Chinese, you should learn more about Chinese culture and history. Therefore, this time I will introduce Tang Poetry to you, which is of great help in learning Chinese. I advise you to learn about the brief history of the Tang dynasty in advance. It will surely help you learn the poems.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Dear Mr. Henry,
I’m Li Hua, a Chinese student of yours. I’m writing to invite you to join me in visiting apaper-cutting exhibition, where you can have a close look at traditional Chinese culture as you always wish.
The exhibition will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. next Friday in Renmin Park, which is just two blocks away from our school. We can get there by taking Bus Line 101 or Subway Line 2.
As is advertised, there will be all sorts of paper-cutting unique to China on exhibition, and whoever present will be given a work of a paper-cutting as a gift. For someone so fond of Chinese culture like you, it is absolutely a great opportunity you can’t miss.
Looking forward to your early reply.
It is amazing for me to know that you show great preference for Tai Chi and are willing to learn it soon. I’ m quite sure that I can give you a hand gladly. Tai Chi is not only an ancient martial art, but has also been widely acknowledged as an effective health exercise. Famous for its graceful and well-balanced movements, Tai Chi provides the mental relaxation and physical fitness that are so essential in our modern stressful lives.
Concerning your learning location and instructor, I’m so proud to tell you that I have the ability to recommend the best school and best trainer in our city to you, for actually my uncle is a master of Tai Chi who is always invited to instruct others all over the country. As a result, you can rely on me.
Looking forward to your coming!
It’s great to hear from you. I feel proud knowing your interest in Chinese literature. The set phrase you asked me means Trying to help seedlings grow by pulling them up. There is a story behind it.
A man in the Song State was anxious about the slow growth of his seedlings. One day, he went to the field and pulled them upward one by one. He came back tired and said to his family, “I’m exhausted today, for I have helped the seedlings grow much taller all at once.” Hearing this, his son ran to look at the seedlings. To his horror, all of them had dried up and died.
This set phrase means that growing against the law of development in things and being overanxious for quick results will make things worse.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
1. 古筝是最古老的中国传统乐器之一，有2500多年历史；2. 古筝是拨弦乐器，早期有5根弦，发展至今有21-25根弦；
参考词汇：the Chinese Zither 古筝；plucked instruments 拨弦乐器；string 琴弦；sonorous 圆润低沉的；the Chinese piano 东方钢琴
I have gladly received your letter telling me that you’re interested in traditional Chinese musical instruments. Now, I’d like to tell you something about the Chinese Zither, one of the most ancient Chinese musical instruments with a long history of over 2500 years.
The Chinese Zither is a plucked instrument and is played with both hands. In the early times it had 5 stringsand has developed into 21 to 25 strings up to now.
The Chinese Zither has a wide range and sonorous sound. As its playing appears and sounds like playing the piano,the Chinese Zither is sometimes called “the Chinese piano”.
Enclosed with the letter is a CDof masterpieces of the Chinese Zither. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
◆传统节日之春节(The Spring Festival)
The Spring Festival is the most important festival for Chinese. On Chinese New Year's Eve, family members have reunion dinner together. This would be the best dinner, not only because we have various dishes, but it's the day we could meet all our family members. After supper, we usually watch the Spring Festival Gala together. Each family would let off firecrackers and paste Spring Festival couplets. Another thing is also important, which is people should stay up late all night on Chinese New Year's Eve to welcome the new year.
剪纸/福/年画 paper-cuts/Fu/New Year pictures
敬酒 propose a toast
放烟花 let/set off fireworks
压岁钱 lucky money
清明节(The Qingming Festival/Tomb Sweeping Day)
The Tomb Sweeping Day is a traditional festival of China, and is also the most important sacrifice festival. On that day, people worship ancestors and clean the tombs. It is one of the 24 solar terms, which means that it's good time for spring ploughing. The Tomb Sweeping Day falls around April fifth, and its during the spring, so it is also called "hiking day". People go to the suburbs for an outing in spring. People also love to fly kites during the festival.
焚香 burn incense
扫墓者 tomb sweeper
致哀 send/offer your condolences
中秋节(The Midautumn Festival)
The Mid-autumn Festival falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month.For Chinese, the full moon means blessedness and unity. Traditionally, on that day, family members and friends will gather to admire the bright full moon and eat moon cakes. Typical moon cakes are round pastries. Most moon cakes consist of a thin tender skin and a sweet filling.
合家团圆 family reunion
秋高气爽 the autumn sky is clear and the air is bracing
皎洁 (of moonlight) bright and clean
【1】Traditional cultural spirit and modern times’ cultural spirit interweave and struggle.
【2】Zhouyi is the origin of Chinese traditional culture because of its profoundness.
【3】The folk songs of SHE-Minority are the treasure of She traditional culture.
【4】Water has its fountainhead and tree has its root. China traditional culture's basic is in Pre-qin Dynasty.
【5】During this period, Dai learned traditional Chinese culture from art masters such as Zhang Daqian and Ye Qianyu.
【6】Because it embodied the traditional cultural values of clarity, fineness, simplicity and far-sightedness