October 29

The Great Confucius Memorial Ceremony-B

祭孔大典The Great Confucius Memorial Ceremony
大年,謝謝你約我出來玩。
thank you for inviting me out.
這裡究竟是什麼地方?
Where exactly is this place?
這裡就是有名的孔廟。 我今天特地帶你來參觀一下。
This is the famous Confucian Temple. I specially brought you to visit today.
就是每年祭孔大典舉行的地方嗎?
Is it the place where the Confucius Ceremony is held every year?
沒錯,每年的祭孔大典都在孔子的生日,九月二十八日舉行。
That’s right, the annual sacrifice ceremony for Confucius is held on September 28, Confucius’ birthday.
聽說每年來看祭孔典禮的人非常多?
I heard that there are a lot of people coming to see the Confucian sacrifice ceremony every year?
是的! 因為大家都對中國古代的禮儀很有興趣。
That’s because people are interested in watching ancient Chinese ceremonies
祭典中有音樂也有舞蹈嗎?
Are music and dance performed at the ceremony?
祭孔大典的舞蹈是一種中國古代的八佾舞。
Yes, an ancient Chinese dance called the Ba Yi Dance will be performed
請問,孔子受人尊敬嗎?
Is Confucius highly respected?
是的,孔子的思想對中華文化的影響非常深遠,他被稱為東方的蘇格拉底。
Yes, Confucius thought has had a extremely deep influence on Chinese culture. He has been called the Socrates of the east.
孔子思想最重要的精神是什麼?
What are the most important aspects of Confucian thought?
我想是“忠恕仁爱”的精神。
I would say that would be “loyalty” “forgiveness” benevolence” and love.


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Posted 2015-10-29 by huahuafun in category Speak Mandarin in 1000 Words