24 solar terms 二十四节气的英文如此简单!

2016-12-02 11:05 千龙网

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Photo taken on Dec. 1, 2016 shows an introduction to “The Twenty-Four Solar Terms” at Twenty-Four Solar Terms Park, Beijing. [Photo/Qianlong]

11月30日,“二十四节气”获批列入联合国教科文组织人类非物质文化遗产代表作名录。在国际气象界,“二十四节气”这一时间认知体系被誉为“中国的第五大发明”。知道这二十四节气的英文怎么说吗?其实,它们没有你想象的那么复杂。

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed China’s “The Twenty-Four Solar Terms” on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 30, 2016. It is also known as the fifth great invention from ancient China in the field of meteorology.

Do you know how to name the 24 solar terms in English? Actually, they are very simple, not so difficult as you might think.

名称 Name                               日期 Date

立春 Beginning of Spring           Feb. 3, 4, or 5

雨水 Rain Water                        Feb. 18, 19 or 20

惊蜇 Waking of Insects              Mar. 5, 6, or 7

春分 Spring Equinox                  Mar. 20, 21 or 22

清明 Pure Brightness                 Apr. 4, 5 or 6

谷雨 Grain Rain                         Apr. 19, 20 or 21

 

立夏 Beginning of Summer        May 5,6 or 7

小满 Grain Full                           May 20,21 or 22

芒种 Grain in Ear                        Jun. 5, 6 or 7

夏至 Summer Solstice                 Jun. 21 or 22

小暑 Slight Heat                         Jul. 6, 7 or 8

大暑 Great Heat                          Jul. 22, 23 or 24

 

立秋 Beginning of Autumn           Aug. 7, 8 or 9

处暑 Limit of Heat                        Aug. 22, 23 or 24

白露 White Dew                           Sep. 7, 8 or 9

秋分 Autumn Equinox                   Sep. 22, 23 or 24

寒露 Cold Dew                             Oct. 8 or 9

霜降 Frost's Descent                     Oct. 23 or 24

 

立冬 Beginning of Winter              Nov. 7 or 8

小雪 Slight Snow                          Nov. 22 or 23

大雪 Great Snow                          Dec. 6, 7 or 8

冬至 Winter Solstice                     Dec. 21, 22 or 23

小寒 Slight Cold                           Jan. 5, 6 or 7

大寒 Great Cold                           Jan. 20 or 21

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