Posted by Lilian Li 1340
Father’s Day (父亲节-fu qin jie) is the third Sunday in June, this year Father’s Day falls on June the 18th, a day to thank all of the grate fathers of the world. There are 52 countries who celebrate Father’s day, although it is not officiated by the government, Chinese people celebrate it every year, because it is a kind of traditional ethic which is to respect elderly and our parents.
There are some useful Chinese vocabulary and phrases to celebrate Father’s Day:
Father’s Day (父亲节—fù qīn jié)
Father （父亲—fù qīn）
Dad （爸爸—bà ba）
Happy Father’s Day（父亲节快乐—fù qīn jié kuài lè）
Greeting card（贺卡—hè kǎ）
I love you, Dad.（我爱你，爸爸—wǒ ài nǐ ，bà ba）
Here are some questions:
nǐ zěn me ɡuò fù qīn jié ？
How do you celebrate Father’s day?
nǐ xiǎng sóng bà ba shé me lǐ wù ？
What gift would you like to give to your father?
sóng tā yī tiáo lǐng dài？yī kuài shǒu biǎo？zì jǐ gěi bà ba zuó yī dùn fàn ？
Give him a tie? a watch? Or prepare him a meal by myself?
Whatever you do, your father will like it!
To have a deeper understanding of the meaning of Father’s day, let’s listen what the famous Chinese writers said:
fù ài shì chén mó de ，rú guǒ nǐ gǎn jué dào le nà jiù bú shì fù ài le ！ —Bīng xīn
Fatherly love is silent, and if you feel it, it is not fatherly love!
kǒng jù shí ，fù ài shì yī kuài tà jiǎo de shí ；hēi àn shí ，fù ài shì yī zhǎn zhào míng de dēng ；kū jié shí ，fù ài shì yī wān shēng mìng zhī shuǐ ；nǔ lì shí ，fù ài shì jīng shén shàng de zhī zhù ；chéng gōng shí ，fù ài yòu shì gǔ lì yǔ jǐng zhōng 。 —xiāng gǎng zhù míng zuó jiā Liáng Fèng yí
When you feel fear, father is a stepping stone; In the darkness, father’s love is a lamp; when you feel exhausted, father is a bay water for life; when you are hard working, father is the spiritual pillar; when you are successful, father is to encourage and alarm. - Liang Fengyi, a famous writer in Hongkong
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