Today, September 10th is 教师节 (Teacher's Day-jiàoshī jié) in China.
China legislates for setting up Teacher's Day on September 10th in 1985. Since then, this day became a special day to strenghen the Chinese traditional morality - 尊师重教 (zūnshīzhòngjiào - respect teachers and value education).
Today we would like to take this chance to share something interesting about teachers and education in China.
In this post, we also will share some school related expressions to help with the work of our students who work as teachers in China.
The first and also the most famous teacher in China
孔子 had around 3000 students in all and he took a group of students to travel around China to spread Confucianism for years.
孔子 tried to advocate his political ideas for his whole life, however, his educational thoughts and practices have also been influencing China deelply. 孔子 has gained many titles for his contributions to Chinese culture, one of them is 先师 (xiānshī - unprecedented teacher).
Chinese idioms about Teachers
yí rì wéi shī，zhōng shēn wéi fù
A teacher for one day is a father all their life.
桃李满天下táolǐ mǎn tiānxià
桃 means "peach", 李 means "plum". "桃李" is a metaphorical word meaning student. Why is that?
In ancient time, there were a peach tree and a plum tree in a famous teacher's courtyard. Many students got education under these two trees and changed their life. After graduating, students also planted peach trees and plum trees to appreciate their teacher.
Since then, "桃李" became a word to represent students. "桃李满天下" is a commonly used wish to thank teacher's edification.
Education related phrase in Chinese
|to have class; class begins|
|to finish the class|
|to go to school|
|to finish school|
|tīngxiě||to dictate; dictation|
to hand in/correct/hand out
to have summer/winter holiday
|保持安静！||Bǎochí ānjìng!||Keep quiet!|
|集中注意力！||Jízhōng zhùyì lì!||Concentrate! Focus!|
|认真听！||Rènzhēn tīng!||Listen carefully!|
Lǎoshī xiāngxìn nǐ，
nǐ kěyǐ de!
I believe you,
you can do it!
|继续加油！||Jìxù jiāyóu!||Keep going!|
Try to remember and pratice them at work. We hope this will help you handle your work in school better!
Last but not least, it's time to send a Teacher's Day wish to our teachers to appreciate all the efforts they have been making to teach Chinese language and spread Chinese culture!
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