2009年 8月 7日, 星期五 - 格林尼治标准时间15:30

Congratulations! 祝贺!

Please can you kindly advise some blessing sentences for wedding, bearing and so on?

Lanny, China

收听与下载

Listen to this programme first and then read the information below.

请先听节目然后再阅读以下内容。

This week Li and William answer a question from our listener Lanny.

Lanny asks for some useful phrases for blessing people on happy occasions like weddings and ‘bearings’ (we think Lanny means childbirth here).

William answers Lanny’s question by looking at some of the special greetings cards he has received over the years.

A wedding

Congratulations! You're married!

Here are some of the useful phrases William and Li practise:

Birthdays

I hope you have a lovely day.
Many happy returns!

Weddings

Wishing you many happy years together.
To the happy couple on your wedding day.

Childbirth

Congratulations on the new addition to the family.

Listen to the programme to hear some more useful sentences as well as answers to these cultural points:

卡片上的寄语是否应该使用很正式的语言?
欧洲人是否习惯在贺卡上祝愿对方生财和富有?
在你无法出席婚礼时应该如何表示?

Don’t forget, if you have a question about English, email it to questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk. We might answer it on this programme.

Glossary 词汇

childbirth 生孩子
cultural points 文化语言要点



联络/荐言

*须填写项目

BBC © 2014 非本网站内容BBC概不负责

如欲取得最佳浏览效果,请使用最新的、使用串联样式表(CSS)的浏览器。虽然你可以使用目前的浏览器浏览网站,但是,你不能获得最佳视觉享受。请考虑使用最新版本的浏览器软件或在可能情况下让你的浏览器可以使用串联样式表。