November 5

Sky Lanterns Carrying Prayers Of Good Fortune-A

這個週末,你有空嗎?

Are you free this weekend?

有什麼事嗎?

What’s up?

我想邀請你一起去看天燈,好不好?

I’d like to invite you to see sky lanterns, how about it?

太好了,我知道台灣平溪的放天燈非常有名。

Great!  I know the sky lanterns of Ping-his in Taiwan ae=re very famous.

據說天燈又叫做孔明燈,相傳是三國時代的孔明所發明的。

It’s said that sky lanterns are also called kung Ming lanterns. Legend has it that they were invented by Kung Ming during the three Kingdom’s period of China.

放天燈的目的是什麼呢?

Legend has it that they were invented by kung Ming (Chuke Liang) during the Three Kingdom’s period of China,

本來是為了傳遞軍情,後來流傳到民間,天燈成為人們向上天許願祈福的媒介。

They were originally used as a way to exchange intelligence. Afterward they were passed on to ordinary people.  Sky lanterns are a medium to send their wishes and blessing to heaven.

原來如此,所以在許多華人的重要節慶時,都有放天燈的活動。

Oh, I see. So, when Chinese people have important celebrations, they hold sky lantern activities.

現在的天燈提及越來越大,燈上還會寫像是國泰民安,心想事成的祈福語。

Now, sky lanterns are getting bigger and bigger. People will often written things on the lanterns loke Prosperous Nation, Peaceful Citizens, may one’s heart’s wish come true, and other such prayers of good fortune.

 


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Posted 2015-11-05 by huahuafun in category Speak Mandarin in 1000 Words