中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 18 Day 1
How do you celebrate the New Year?
Hiroto: I spend time with my family and visit a nearby shrine. We eat special New year’s dishes called osechi. People usually make osechi dishes at home or buy them at a store. You can also order them online.
Susu: Great! What’s your favorite osechi dish?
Hiroto: I love Kuri-Kinton. Kuri-kinton is made from sweet potatoes and chestnuts. It is eaten for good luck and wealth in the coming year. How do you celebrate the New Year in your country, Susu?
Susu: In China, we celebrate Chinese New Year. We always have a family reunion and a special dinner on New Year’s Eve. We also enjoy watching the lion dance.
Hiroto: Wow, sounds like fun!
Susu: Red is considered to be a lucky color, so New Year’s decorations are red. Kids receive red envelopes with money inside.
Hiroto: Oh, we have a similar custom in Japan. We call it otoshidama.
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WORDS & PHRASES
cake with a small doll inside 小さな人形が中に入ったケーキ
burn calories カロリーを消費する
a nearby shrine 近くの神社
Chinese New Year 中国のお正月、春節
lion dance 獅子舞
red envelopes with money inside お金が中に入った封筒
kind of ある程度、ちょっと
get to do ～する機会を得る
instead of saying … ～と言う代わりに
if you’re having difficulty answering … もしあなたが～に答えるのが困難なら
ask for help 助けを求める