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"Language is the road map of culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going." ~ Rita Mae Brown

 

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. 

 If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." 
~ Nelson Mandela 

 

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  èrshísì jiéqi 

二十四节气 2020  

 24 Seasonal Division Points / Solar Terms


jìjié  qìhòu de biànhuà:
季节 和 气候 的 变化: 

Changes in seasons and climate

 
 lìchūnchūnfēnlìxià xiàzhì 
立春 、   春分 、   立夏 、 夏至 
The beginning of spring, the vernal equinox, the beginning of summer, the summer solstice 

lìqiū qiūfēn lìdōng dōngzhì

立秋 、 秋分 、  立冬 、   冬至 
the beginning of autumn, the autumnal equinox, the beginning of winter, the winter solstice 


gōngzhuàn yùndòng duìyú dìqiú yǐngxiǎng de   guānjiàn jiédiǎn:
公转运动对于地球影响的八个关键节点: 

*Every 15-degree movement makes one term and 360 degrees make 24 term of solar year. As Earth revolves around the sun in an ellipse (oval circle), it rotates faster on its axis when it comes closer to the sun and slower when it goes farther. Therefore, it takes Earth 15 days, sometimes 14 or 16 days, to finish one term.


yǔshuǐ jīngzhé qīngmíng gǔyǔ xiǎomǎn mángzhòng xiǎoshǔ dàshǔ
雨水 、 惊蛰 、 清明 、 谷雨 、 小满 、 芒种 、 小暑 、 大暑 
The rains, Insects awaken, Clear and bright, Grain rain, Grain buds, Grain in ear, Slight heat,  Great heat
chǔshǔ báilù hánlù 
shuāngjiàng xiǎoxuě dàxuě xiǎohán dàhán
处暑 、 白露 、 寒露 、 霜降 、 小雪 、 大雪 、 小寒 、 大寒 

Stopping the heat, White dews, Cold dewsHoar-frost falls, Light snow, Heavy snow, Slight cold,  Great cold 

 

sìjì zhōng gèng xìwēi de qìhòubiànhuà

四季中更细微的气候变化

More subtle climate changes in the four seasons  


lìchūn 2/ - yǔshuǐ 2/ 19 - jīngzhé 3/ 5
立春 2 / 4 - 雨水 2 / 19 - 惊蛰 3 / 5 

chūnfēn 3/ 20 - qīngmíng 4/ - gǔyǔ 4/ 19
春分 3 / 20 - 清明 4 / 4 - 谷雨 4 / 19 

lìxià 5/ - xiǎomǎn 5/ 20 - mángzhòng 6/ 5
立夏 5 / 5 - 小满 5 / 20 - 芒种 6 / 5 

xiàzhì 6/ 21 - xiǎoshǔ 7/ - dàshǔ 7/ 22
夏至 6 / 21 - 小暑 7 / 6 - 大暑 7 / 22 

lìqiū 8/ - chǔshǔ 8/ 22 - báilù 9/ 7
立秋 8 / 7 - 处暑 8 / 22 - 白露 9 / 7 

qiūfēn 9/ 22 - hánlù 10/ - shuāngjiàng 10/ 23
秋分 9 / 22   - 寒露 10 / 8  - 霜降 10 / 23 
  

lìdōng 11/ - xiǎoxuě 11/ 22 - dàxuě 12/ 7
立冬 11 / 7  - 小雪 11 / 22   - 大雪 12 / 7 

dōngzhì 12/ 21 - xiǎohán 1/ - dàhán 1/ 20
冬至 12 / 21   -  小寒 1 / 5    - 大寒 1 / 20