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ID: 2682 Advanced
清明,是农历的节气之一,也是全家团聚、扫墓的重要节日,来看看古代诗人如何在诗里反映他孤独的清明节,而现代这对年轻夫妻又怎么安排他们的清明扫墓行程。
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
扫墓 sǎomù to sweep a tomb
纸钱 zhǐqián joss paper (ghost money)
xiāng incense
to stew in soy sauce and spices
淑仪,下午要去扫墓,东西都准备好了没?
shúyī ,xiàwǔ yào qù sǎomù ,dōngxi dōu zhǔnbèi hǎo hǎo le méi ?
Shuyi, this afternoon we have to go tomb sweeping, have you got all the stuff ready?
都买了,早上去菜场买了水果、纸钱、香、还有花,我昨天卤了爸生前最爱吃的牛腱,正在切呢,一会儿装好就可以走了,早去早回也好。
dōu mǎi le ,zǎoshang qù càichǎng mǎi le shuǐguǒ 、zhǐqián 、xiāng 、háiyǒu huā ,wǒ zuótiān lǔ le bà shēngqián zuìài chī de niújiàn ,zhèngzài qiē ne ,yīhuǐr zhuāng hǎo jiù kěyǐ zǒu le ,zǎo qù zǎo huí yě hǎo 。
Yes, I bought everything. I went to the market this morning to buy fruit, joss paper, incense and flowers. Yesterday I stewed a shank of beef just like dad used to like when he was alive. I'm cutting it right now. I'll pack it up and then we can go. The sooner we go the sooner we can come back.
所以我们差不多要出发了,是吗?
suǒyǐ wǒmen chàbuduō yào chūfā le ,shìma ?
So we're more or less ready to leave, yes?
对,反正就我们两个,早上的事情也都办完了,就早点走吧。
duì ,fǎnzhèng jiù wǒmen liǎng gè ,zǎoshang de shìqing yě dōu bàn wán le ,jiù zǎodiǎn zǒu ba 。
Yes, it's just us two anyway. If we've gotten everything out of the way this morning, let's go a bit earlier.
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