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write about your tradition/culture

Postby Lilian » Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:26 am

so fas as this is an ESL forum , so, this is an international forum. most of people are here from different country/tradition or culture.
i am very interested to know..what culture are you and write something about your culture. it can be anything.

I am from bangladesh. My native language is Bangla. Our traditional dress is Shari. there are 90% people of our country are muslim, 5%hindu,3%christian,and 2% are budhist.

ok i will write more about my culture later...

plz folks continue..
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Postby RedRose » Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:07 am

in china, the traditional costume of woman is QiPao, which is a kind of simple skirt without sleeves. newadays, you can see this kind of costume in lots of beauty contests. why do women in beauty contests love QiPao? I guess, that is just because QiPao can make women look great and attractive. If a woman is in a great shape, then QiPao is very suitable to her, but if a woman are overweight, then QiPao will make her look terrible! :wink: many chinese girls wear red QiPao at the day when they get married, oh, the red QiPao will make her look outstanding among people.

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Postby Dixie » Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:34 pm

I live in Catalunya, which is a region of Spain (unfortunately for us). We have our own customs, language, history and culture, which we share with other parts of Spain such as País Valencià, Balearic Islands and some parts of the Spanish community of Aragon; besides Andorra, which is a small country in the Pyrenees where Catalan is the official language.

But, despite having our own little country inside the Spanish State, we are not free, since we officially belong to Spain. The Spanish government never took our language into consideration. The same happened with the other minor languages inside the State: Galician (spoken in Galicia) and Basque (Basque Country original language). During the 20th century, dictator Franco wanted these languages to disappear. People who were caught in the street speaking Catalan were imprisoned, or even killed.

Catalan is spoken by nearly 10 million people. However, the European Union doesn't want to consider it as an official European language.

Here are some maps of Catalunya in case you're interested: http://www.xtec.es/~aguiu1/imatges/004/p1.htm

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Postby Aiza » Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:00 pm

All that Dixie describes is the same for the Basque Country. Part of our territory is in the state of France and part is in the state of Spain. So people here talks french, spanish and/or basque.
Basque is one of the ancients languages in Europa. But, as french and spanish are very strong languages and basque is not , it is posible than in few generations our language die.

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Postby Lilian » Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:41 am

Dixie wrote:I live in Catalunya, which is a region of Spain (unfortunately for us). We have our own customs, language, history and culture, which we share with other parts of Spain such as País Valencià, Balearic Islands and some parts of the Spanish community of Aragon; besides Andorra, which is a small country in the Pyrenees where Catalan is the official language.

But, despite having our own little country inside the Spanish State, we are not free, since we officially belong to Spain. The Spanish government never took our language into consideration. The same happened with the other minor languages inside the State: Galician (spoken in Galicia) and Basque (Basque Country original language). During the 20th century, dictator Franco wanted these languages to disappear. People who were caught in the street speaking Catalan were imprisoned, or even killed.

Catalan is spoken by nearly 10 million people. However, the European Union doesn't want to consider it as an official European language.

Here are some maps of Catalunya in case you're interested: http://www.xtec.es/~aguiu1/imatges/004/p1.htm


very interesting. we had fight with pakistan just for this reason. in 1971 they wanted us to speak their language and we didnt want to. so we had fight for out language, and died many people for that. then after we became east india and they became west. now Bangla is our official language, no one can take it , and force us to speak any other language.
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Postby Lilian » Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:43 am

RedRose wrote:in china, the traditional costume of woman is QiPao, which is a kind of simple skirt without sleeves. newadays, you can see this kind of costume in lots of beauty contests. why do women in beauty contests love QiPao? I guess, that is just because QiPao can make women look great and attractive. If a woman is in a great shape, then QiPao is very suitable to her, but if a woman are overweight, then QiPao will make her look terrible! :wink: many chinese girls wear red QiPao at the day when they get married, oh, the red QiPao will make her look outstanding among people.


that is kool rose, i always wanted to buy chiense costume. it looks very artistic than any other costume all over the world. surely i will buy one. lolz..
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Postby Dixie » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:58 am

So what's the typical food in your country?

In Catalunya, we have a variety of typical food that everybody in South Europe knows, hahahaha.

For instance, "pa amb tomata", which literally means "bread with tomato". We take a large slice of bread, rub a sliced tomato on it; then add some olive oil; and we eat it along with a piece of cured leg ham. That's DELICIOUS!

"Botifarra" is also typical of Catalunya. It's a spicy sausage made of lead pork. But I think "botifarra" is more typical in the northern part of Catalunya. I'm from the South 8)

In the South, rice is very popular. I live near a river and its delta (Ebro river), and there are lots of ricefields here. By the way, I think there's rice for lunch today! :lol:

And, of course, seafood is the most typical food in my town, as I live by the sea and fishing is one of the main jobs here. Every weekend, my town is visited by hundreds of tourists from all over, who come attracted by the popularity of our seafood.

And finally... just for you to know... I DON'T LIKE SEAFOOD :D My dad always makes fun of me because of that :x Everybody in my family LOVES it, but I don't :oops:

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Postby Aiza » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:55 pm

One of the typical food in the Basque Contry is the "marmitako". This is a cooked dish made with tuna and potatoes. It is typical because it was (and it is) the food that fishermen ate in ships while the tuna season (this is summer)

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Postby RedRose » Sat Jul 24, 2004 2:10 am

and in China,there are various kinds of foods here. and they have different styles from one another. on the whole, there are less calories and more fruits in chinese cooking, I guess that is why most of Asian people look slim and delicate :lol:

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Postby Lilian » Sat Jul 24, 2004 8:02 pm

our national food is rice and Daal...
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Postby daimy » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:17 pm

:P Hello! all
I live in Vietnam, a small country is in South- east Asian , our country was invaded by China, Japan,French, U.S a long time , so our culture, traditions...have been more and less influenced , however, we also have our own language,culture and traditions I like to introduce Vietnam to you
Vietnam is the main language and Ao dai is Vietnamese traditional dress and it is also considered as symbol of Vietnamese woman ,Ao Dai makes the body beauty of woman set off , we usually wear Ao dai in important occasions such as wedding ceremony, tet holiday,meetings... and Ao Dai is chosen as unifrom in highschool, big companies , Vietnam Airlines
Tet is the most important holidays in Vietnam, it is on January 1 of the lunar calendar, before Tet is about one week, exciting atmosphere covers everywhere, everybody seems hurrier, houses are decorated, housewives prepare special foods to serve Tet...and flower markets are special feature in Vietnam, they are opened at a lot of places but the most beautiful and largest flower market is Nguyen Hue in HoChiMinh City , a lot of beautiful and rare flowers are brought to Nguyen Hue Flower market to decorate and sell. On New year' Eve, almost members in family get together and have a large dinner with Vietnamese traditional dishes such as "thit kho hot vit, gio heo ham mang, mien xao"......At midnight, firework explore everywhere, Vietnamese families offer food to dead ancestors and members in family gather beside the place of worship to relate ancestor memories and it is the most remarkable time of the year, after that many people go to pagoda. The first day of new year ( Lunar Calendar )everybody get up early and have "banh tet" or " banh chung " for breakfast ( Vietnamese traditional cakes for Tet Holiday ) , after breakfast, the oldest person in family give lucky money to his children. tet holidays last 4 days, from December 31 to January 3 in new year :wink:

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Postby Dixie » Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:25 am

Really interesting daimy! I didn't know all those things. Thank you! It's good to know more about other countries.

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Postby Begonia » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:14 am

Lilian wrote:I am from bangladesh. My native language is Bangla. Our traditional dress is Shari. there are 90% people of our country are muslim, 5%hindu,3%christian,and 2% are budhist. plz folks continue..


I have been fascinated by Shari since I've watched an Indian movie in middle school. It is mysterical, elegant, bashful and mopish. Is it a custom that woman have to wear whatever what age and where they are? Any religion related? Same before marriage and after? What's the current situation. Oh... I am eager to know more. Can you share with me...?

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Postby Begonia » Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:19 am

RedRose wrote:in china, the traditional costume of woman is QiPao, which is a kind of simple skirt without sleeves. newadays, you can see this kind of costume in lots of beauty contests. why do women in beauty contests love QiPao? I guess, that is just because QiPao can make women look great and attractive. If a woman is in a great shape, then QiPao is very suitable to her, but if a woman are overweight, then QiPao will make her look terrible! :wink: many chinese girls wear red QiPao at the day when they get married, oh, the red QiPao will make her look outstanding among people.


Add more to Rose, In China

1) Cheong-sam is our traditional clothes. It is evolved from royal dress in Qing dynasty, represents the nobleness and honor. People usually wear in ceremonious activity or luxurious hotel, entertainment place.

2) There are major kind of food:

--- SiQuang food is the most popular in China, sign dishes: DongBoZuoZi (stew pig front foot), HuiGuoRou (pork fry pepper), ShuiZhuNiuRou (water cook beef). Over 90% SiQuang food are spicy, among 50% are torpid spicy. Wherever you go in China you can see SiQuang food.

--- East-Northern food is the second, sign dishes: DongBeiLaPi, JiangGuJia, JingJiangRouSi. Wow very hard to translate to English. I probably need go to book shop to search their name. Or Rose can you help me. It is a little bit hot, suits for public favor. I like it very much.

--- HuNan food should be the third popular, sign dishes: DouJiaoRuTou, LaRouQingJiao, It's pure hot, if you are not use to eat. Don't have it. I remember once my friend took me to a HuNan restaurant and order DouJiaoRuTou, I tasted a little bit, quite delicious, then I feel my mouth is burning, have to run for beer..... Since that I never dare to try one more time.

--- GuangDong food will be the fourth, sign dishes: BaiCheJi, Stew Fish, BaiChuo Shrimp, Usually it's not spicy food. Many people from outside of GongDong, they are not using to have it.

3) As to building, the palace, SiHe Garden, Mongolia Bao are the traditional architecture of China. No special feature from other public house. Now people is chasing for modern, comfortable villa, sky-building. The traditional art is disappearing little by little years gone by.

4) I cannot say shuttle bus is one of traditional culture. But does it bicycle. China is the biggest bicycle country, several years ago, seems everyone young guy has a bicycle in city.

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Postby RedRose » Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:49 am

Begonia, you deserve a nickname: epicure! :lol: no wonder that you are from GuangDong China, wow! that is why people say that every person of GuangDong is an epithet! :lol: you are proficient at Chinese Food! just read your descriptions about Chinese food, I can't help dribbling!

as far as you mentioned CheongSam, it inspirited my dream: dressing CheongSam someday! but my shape...sadly, in chinese people's opinions, especially,in GuangDong, I look kinda overweight :cry: (53kg,160cm). ok, girl, I shall manage to lose some weights so that I can achieve my dream someday! I guess you are in a great shape, right? because GuangDong's people are mostly slim! and I guess you belong to the majority.

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Postby Begonia » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:05 am

Thanks Rose.

Reading your description here. I am surprised to know we are so similar. We are both in GD, 160cm, like movies...53kg is slim, still within standard. Just the model wearing cheong-sam misslead you though you are overweight... Hope someday we can wear cheong-sam together if you don't mind. I am 50.5kg.

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Postby Dixie » Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:22 am

RedRose wrote:Begonia, you deserve a nickname: epicure! :lol: no wonder that you are from GuangDong China, wow! that is why people say that every person of GuangDong is an epithet! :lol: you are proficient at Chinese Food! just read your descriptions about Chinese food, I can't help dribbling!

as far as you mentioned CheongSam, it inspirited my dream: dressing CheongSam someday! but my shape...sadly, in chinese people's opinions, especially,in GuangDong, I look kinda overweight :cry: (53kg,160cm). ok, girl, I shall manage to lose some weights so that I can achieve my dream someday! I guess you are in a great shape, right? because GuangDong's people are mostly slim! and I guess you belong to the majority.


1.60, 53kg = overweight??? What?? That's not at all overweight! Believe me, you're really thin! And don't tell me you aren't, Rose, I've seen your pictures and my eyes are OK ;)

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Postby chemist » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:34 pm

:) Salam
Rose dixie is right,you are not over weight at all .
By comparing your weight and height you have a healthy weight .
By the way ,dixie where have you seen Rose picture? are you hiding somethings from your forum friends?hahaha

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Postby RedRose » Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:40 pm

ok, thank all! so I shall try to dress in Cheong-Sam in near future! :wink: then I shall upload my pic here, if I know how to upload it :lol:

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Postby Dixie » Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:04 pm

chemist wrote::) Salam
Rose dixie is right,you are not over weight at all .
By comparing your weight and height you have a healthy weight .
By the way ,dixie where have you seen Rose picture? are you hiding somethings from your forum friends?hahaha

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But, Chemist... Haven't you seen Redrose's picture? It's just below her nickname in every post she sends! :D

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Postby RedRose » Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:39 pm

yeah! that is me with green eyes, purple nose and red mouth! :lol:


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