❶ 象征着 /mean/symbolize/represent
❸ 喜庆场合joyous occasion
❹ 与……相联系associate sth.with sth.
In Chinese culture，the color of red usually represents good luck, longevity andhappiness. the color of red can be found everywhere during Chinese SpringFestival and other joyous occasions. People often put cashes into red envelopesas gifts to family members or close friends. Its popularity can also beattributed the fact that people associate it with the Chinese revolution and theCommunist Party. However, as the name of the dead used to be written in red , thecolor of red does not always mean good luck and joy. As for Chinese people, itwas seen as an offense to use red ink to write their names.
❶ 随着中国的改革开放with China’s reform and opening up
❷ 西式婚礼the Western-style wedding
❹ 婚纱wedding dress/wedding gown/
❺ ……的象征a symbol of sth.
❼ 务必记住bear it in mind that / be sure to remember that
❽ 危重病人patient in critical condition
With China’s reform and opening up, many ayoung man nowadays tend to hold Western-style weddings. As the color of whiteis considered as a symbol of purity, the bride wears a white wedding dress atthe wedding. However, in traditional Chinese culture, white is often the color usedin funerals, so bear it in mind that white flowers must not be used as a giftto celebrate the patient's recovery, especially not to the seniors or patients incritical conditions. Similarly, the cash gift cannot be packed in a white envelope,but in a red envelope.
❶ 独特的象征意义a unique symbolic meaning
❷ 封建社会feudal society
❹ 黄袍the imperial robe
❺ 兴高采烈happiness and gratitude
Yellow is a significant color, which has aunique symbolic meaning in Chinese culture. In feudal society, it symbolizedrulers’ power and authority. At that time, yellow was the special color onlyused for emperors. Royal palaces were painted with yellow tint and the imperialrobes were often yellow. However, average people were not allowed to wear yellowclothes. Yellow is also the symbol of harvest in China. When crops are ripe in autumn,wild field are golden everywhere. Then people celebrate the good harvest withhappiness and gratitude.