中国茶文化(Chinese Tea Culture)

      中国文化 2005-3-11 14:55
Basic sentences
常用句子

1.Tea is suitable beverage for all ages.
茶是一种老少皆宜的饮料。
2.Wate is very important for making tea.
水对于沏茶是非常重要的。
3.Tea enjoys a good reputation both at home and abroad.
茶在国内外享有美誉。
4.The scented tea smells of flowers.
花茶有花的香气。
5.The ancestors of the Chinese people were the first to find tea as well as the first to find its medical and health preserving function.
中国人的祖先是最早发现茶并发现茶的药用和保健功效的。
6.Tea will make a perfact drink for summer.
茶在夏天是很好的饮料。

7.To the Chinese,tea is not only a drink but also an art and a culture.
对于中国人,茶不仅仅是一种饮料,也是一种艺术,一种文化。
8.Tea drinking is a constituent part of Chinese culture.
喝茶是中国文化的一个组成部分。
9.Tea has been closely woven into the life of the Chinese people.
茶已经紧密地融入到了中国人的生活中。
10.Tea had entered every form of literature and art.
茶进入了各种文学形式中,也进入了艺术之中。
11.Tea can stir up men of letters to create.
茶引发人思考。
12.The novel The Dream of Red Mansion is permeated with the fragrance of tea.
一张《红楼梦》,满纸茶叶香。
13.Tea is not only a drink but also medicine.
茶不仅是一种饮料,也是一种药材。


Dialogue 1
A: What can I do for you , sir?
先生,您想买什么?
B: I would like some tea.
我想买茶叶。
A: OK, our shop offers all kinds of good tea.What kind would you like?
我们的商店供应各种各样的好茶,你想要哪种?
B: What kind do you have? You see,I don’t know much about tea.
你们这里都有什么样的?我对茶叶了解不多。
A: OK, the tea in China can be divided into six main categories.They are green tea,black tea,oolong tea,white tea,scented tea and tightly pressed tea lumps.
中国的茶叶可以分成六类,包括绿茶、红茶、乌龙茶、白茶、花茶和茶砖。
B: Are these any difference between them?
它们之间有什么区别吗?
A: Surely there are.The green tea has the longest history and ranks first in output and varieties;it’s fresh and fragrant. Long Jing and Yun Wu belong to this category.
当然有了。绿茶的种植历史最长,产量和种类都排名第一,茶水清新芳香。龙井茶和云雾茶属于这一种。
B: What about black tea?
红茶呢?
A: It enjoys a good reputation, and is a bit strong.And the oolong tea is both fresh and fragrant.
红茶声誉不错,要浓一些。乌龙茶即清新又芳香。
B: Is it quit strong?
它味道浓呢?
A: Cenerally not ,but it can help build body.Since it grows only on cliffs,it’s considered the most precious.
通常不浓,但是它能有助天身体保健。由于只长在悬崖上,所以被认为是最珍贵的。
B: Is the white tea white in color?
白茶是白色的吗?
A: Yeah,it’s as white as silver and its water clear, such as the silver needle.
是的。茶叶是银白色的,茶水清澈,比如说银针茶。
B: It must look quit beautiful.
那看起来肯定很漂亮。
A: Yes,it is. And the secented tea smells of flowers,such as jasmine tea and plum tea.
是的。花茶有花香,比如说茉莉花茶和梅花茶。
B: Then the lump tea is the tea compressed together?
那么砖茶是挤压在一起的茶了?
A: It’s something like the brick. It’s easy to carry.
有眯像砖,很好拿。
B: There are so many kinds.What do you suggest me?
这么多种。你能给我建议一种吗?
A: I prefer the silver needle.For one thing,it’s fresh and fragrant,and it’s beautiful.If you would like to wait, I can make some for you befour you buy.
我喜欢银叶茶。一方面,茶清新芳香,另外一方面很美。要是您可以等的话,我可以先泡一些您再买。


Dialogue 2
A: Hello,Wang.
你好,王。
B: Hello,Tom.Haven’t seen you for quite a long time.
你好,汤姆。好久没见你了。
A: I have been to Yunan for a trip.
我云南旅游了。
B: How do you like it?
感觉怎么样?
A: Quite interesting.I have seen quite beautiful scenery and eaten delicious food,and I have drunken the local compressed tea. It was quite hot there,but after I drank it I felt much refreshed.
很有意思。我见到了好风景,吃到了好东西,还喝了砖茶呢。当时天很热,但是当我喝了茶后感觉振作多了。
B: Yes. In fact, tea is not only a drink but also a good medicine.It can reduce high blood pressure, lower the cholestrol level, prevent heart disease and aid digestion.
是的,实际上茶不仅是一种饮料,也是一剂良药。它能够降血压,降低胆固醇,防止心脏病,帮助消化。
A: I had been told about the curative effects of tea.But I didn’t belive before.
以前有人跟我说过茶有医疗作用,但是我以前不相信。
B: In fact, when it became popular during the Zhou Dynasy three thousand years ago,people had usedf it as a medicine for indigestion.The effects have been tested, documented and proved by international symposium
实际上当茶叶在3000年前的周朝开始浒时,人们已经把它当作治疗消化不良的药来用了。现在它的疗效已经被国际研讨会测试、记录并认可了。


Dialogue 3
A: Tea is really useful.I was once told that it’s very difficult to make tea,but I can’t understand.Just put leaves in the cup and fill the cup with boiling water.After a few minuter the tea is ready.What’s the catch.
茶真的很有用。以前有对我说泡茶很难,但我不明白。只要把茶叶放进杯子里,倒上开水,过几分钟后就行了。难在哪儿呢?
B: Why ,what you have said is just the common case.In fact, tea drinking can be an art and learning in China.In the Dream of Red Mansion, there are over three hundred mentions of tea.And there is a chapter on how to make tea.
啊,刚才你说的方法都是最平常的。实际上喝茶可以称为一门艺术,一门学问。在《红楼梦里》总共300多处提到了喝茶,还有一章专门讲沏茶呢。
A: How is tea made in that book?
在那本书中是怎么介绍沏茶的?
B: I don’t remember clearly but it’s said to take half a day.
我记不清楚了,但是据说要花半天。
A: So many hours.Unimaginable.
这么长时间啊。不可思议。
B: It’s said that it will take a long time to prepare the tea utensils and boil the water.The water is said to be important.Good tea needs good water. It had better come from the snow-melt water.
据说需要很长时间来准备茶具和烧水。水据说也非常重要,好茶要好水才行,最好是用雪中融化的水。
A: That will be hard to find in summer!
那在夏天是很难找到的。
B: Yes.However,since tea has become a current nation-wide custom in China,the procedure is much simplified.Or else who can afford half a day for just a cup of tea?
是啊。但是因为茶已经成为当前全国范围的风俗,过程就简化了许多,要不,谁能花得起半天时间来喝一杯茶呢?

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