Presentation on theme: "CHINESE CUSTOMS/TRADITION, WRITING AND ZODIAC. By, Megan Hughes, Shanchu Chen and Annilese Friscia."— Presentation transcript:
CHINESE CUSTOMS/TRADITION, WRITING AND ZODIAC. By, Megan Hughes, Shanchu Chen and Annilese Friscia
One of our topics is the Chinese Zodiac. The 12 zodiacs are The Rat, The Ox, The Tiger, The Rabbit, The Dragon, The Snake, The Horse, The Goat, The Monkey, The Rooster, The Dog and The Pig. The 1 st zodiac made in China was the Rat. Some people believe that Buddha picked the 12 zodiacs. But before that there was a Chinese princess who saw the animals fighting so she told them they re going to have a race and whoever wins will be a zodiac. The Rat won. Another topic is Chinese writing. Chinese writing is the oldest writing in the world, which is still used now. Chinese writing is from top to bottom. There is no grammar in Chinese writing. Our last topic is Chinese Traditions. Well talk about Chinese New Year, weddings, and transportation.
TRADITION AND CUSTUMS One of the traditions of china is Chinese New Year. That is when the there is a big cooler full dragon. There is also a wedding. the bride has to wear a red dress instead of a white one not like us. As a snack the bride has mints and chocolates. Instead of riding a bus or a car to work or school. You would ride a bike.
CHINESE ZODIAC Chinese zodiac was picked 5,000 years ago. The Buddha was the ones who picked the animals. The 12 animals were The Rat, The Ox, The Tiger, The Rabbit,The Dragon,The Snake,The Horse, The Goat or the Sheep or the Ram, The Monkey, The Rooster The Dog and The Pig or Boar. In China, individual birth dates are not as important as the year in which a person is born. And if you want to know a person's age, you don't ask how old they are, you ask for their Chinese Zodiac animal. To know which one is yours, look up the year of your birth below and look at the qualities of that animal to see how much of it agrees with you.
CHINESE WRITING Chinese writing is from top to bottom and right to left, but now changed to left to right and top to bottom, same as English writing. There is no certain grammar in Chinese writing, such as Present Tense, Past Tense, Future Tense, etc. Chinese writing is kind of difficult to write. Chinese writing is not based on the alphabet, it's based on Chinese characters, and each Chinese character indicates the meaning of the word. Chinese writing is the oldest writing in the world, which is still using now.
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