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“财神”英语怎么说?初五迎财神!

The Chinese God of Wealth

Who is The God Of Wealth in China? 

On the fifth day of Chinese Lunar New Year, it is a tradition for the Chinese to invite and worship the God of Wealth. People set off firecrackers to welcome the God of Wealth back home in the early morning. That's why we can keep hearing the sound of firecrackers.

worship英 [ˈwɜ:ʃɪp]   美 [ˈwɜ:rʃɪp]  

vt.崇拜,尊崇;爱慕

vi.做礼拜;热爱;爱慕;崇拜(尤指达到看不到缺点的地步)

n.崇拜;礼拜;(对治安官或市长的尊称)阁下;尊敬

We worship at St Mary's.

我们在圣马利教堂做礼拜。

He worshipped at the local mosque.

他在当地的清真寺做礼拜。

sparsely英 [spɑ:slɪ]   美 [ˈspɑrslɪ]  

adv.稀疏地;稀少地;不足地;贫乏地

He considered a sparsely populated region most suitable, but such regions were few in crowded China.

他认为人烟稀少的地方最合适,可是这样的地方在人口稠密的中国是不容易找到的。

Many stores open on this day after Chinese New Year holiday. Some religious store owners prepare fruit, flowers, candy, tea, candles and animal sacrifices on the table to worship the God of Wealth. Some even invite a lion dance coupe to celebrate the opening ceremony. The mascot of the God of Wealth will enter the store. The store owner will give the mascot a Red Envelope with money inside.

mascot

英 [ˈmæskət]   美 [ˈmæskɑ:t]  

n.吉祥物;福神

Each mascot also symbolizes a different blessing& prosperity, happiness, passion, health and good luck.

每一个吉祥物也代表著不同的祝福&繁荣、欢乐、激情、健康和好运。

Who is the God of Wealth?

The answer is more than one God of Wealth in the Chinese society. Some selected gods are from the novel of Feng-Shen Bang written in the Ming Dynasty. The characters are historical figures as well as religious gods, goddesses, devils, demons and immortals from Chinese mythology. 

Feng-Shen Bang风神榜

mythology英 [mɪˈθɒlədʒi]   美 [mɪˈθɑ:lədʒi]  

n.神话学;神话(总称);虚构的事实;错误的观点

This is well illustrated in the mythologies of many cultures.

这一点在很多文化的神话故事里都得到了充分的证明。

Chao Kung-Ming 赵公明

The God of Wealth is Chao Kung-Ming. Before the book of Feng-Shen Bang, Chao Kung-Ming had magic power and was in charge of wind, thunder and rain. Once he was also in charge of plague. That means he can save or take away people's lives. Later, he became a general of millions of ghosts. He had a black face and wore combat uniform with helmet.

In the Feng-Shen Bang, Chiang Tze-Ya姜子牙 delegated Chao Kung-Ming as the officer of Dragon-Tiger Black Hall. From then, Chao Kung-Ming was in charge of business of gold, sliver, and jewelry.

Kuan Yu 关羽

The most popular God of Wealth is Kuan Yu who was a general in the Three Kingdoms Period. His trademark is the red face, long beard, long whiskers and green battle uniform.

whiskers英 [ˌwɪskəs]   美 [ˌwɪskəs]  

n.腮须,胡须;(某些动物的)须( whisker的名词复数 );连鬓胡子;一丝;几乎要做

A cat explores a new object or place with its whiskers.

猫用它的胡须,探究没有见过的物体或地方。

He won lots of battles, but he ended up as a beheaded general. After his death, his soul wouldn't die and his divine image appeared on the sky several times. People remembered his brave and fighting skill, faith, righteousness, loyalty to friends, and act of justice. Chinese people believe that his spirit can protect themselves and repel bad luck. He was treated as the God of War before the Ming Dynasty.

beheaded英 [bɪ'hedɪd]   美 [bɪ'hedɪd]  

v.砍(某人的)头,砍头处决( behead的过去式和过去分词

olice said some people were shot, others stabbed, and two were beheaded.

警方表示,一些人被枪杀,另外一些被刺死,还有两人被斩首。

During the Ming and Qing dynasties, more businessmen worshiped General Kuan, as they needed partners in business with righteous, trustful, loyal personality. Also, they would like to win business deals all the time like an ever-win General Kuan. Therefore, Kuan Yu became the God of Wealth.

righteous英 [ˈraɪtʃəs]   美 [ˈraɪtʃəs]  

adj.正义的;正直的;公正的

派生词: righteously adv.  righteousness n.

记忆技巧:right 正确 + eous 有…性质的,关于…的 → 正确的

In that Psalm, you notice a contrast between the wicked and the righteous.

在这篇诗里,你会发现邪恶和正义之间的对比。

Five Different Gods of Wealth 五路财神

The God of Wealth brings people wealth. Legend has it that Five Gods of Wealth had the same birthday and met in a temple. They came to the temple for the same purpose: to pray for luck of wealth, so they became very close friends. Later, all of them became rich because of successful businesses. Five of them donated money to build a new temple. They were entitled Five Gods of Wealth after death.

Five Different Gods of Wealth come from different directions - East, West, South, North and Center. No matter where you go, one of them will be there for you.

entitled英 [ɪn'taɪtld]   美 [ɪn'taɪtld]  

adj.题名为,书名叫做…,有资格的

v.使有资格,使有权( entitle的过去式和过去分词 );给…题名

The newspaper ran a series of four editorials entitled 'The Choice of Our Lives.' 

这份报纸刊登了4篇社论连载,题为《我们生活的选择》。 

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