Cùng học song ngữ Nhật – Anh (Phần 1)


Nhằm mục đích cải thiện tiếng Nhật từng ngày từng ngày, từng giờ từng giờ. Cùng theo đó tiếng Anh cũng không kém phần quan trọng, mình xin chia sẻ các list các bài viết theo từng chủ đề được viết theo 2 ngôn ngữ là tiếng Nhật và tiếng Anh.

Series bài viết này mình tham khảo từ nippontalk, những bài viết được viết từ năm 2013, nhưng hình như đến nay không thấy update thêm nữa, nhưng dù sao nhiêu đây cũng đủ mình tự rèn luyện thêm rồi, thời gian rảnh mình vừa học vừa tự gõ lại cho nhớ, đó cũng là 1 cách học thay vì mình copy paste phải không nào.

Khi 1 ngày bạn không học, trong khi mọi người đang đi tới, bạn không phải đang dậm chân tại chỗ mà là bạn đang đi thụt lùi.

Nào, cùng vì mục tiêu master Nhật ー Anh nào.。。。。。。

Topic 1: Japanese Wedding Ceremonies – 日本の結婚式

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先週末、幼なじみの結婚式に出席してきた。私の周りは今結婚ラッシュで、今月2回、10月1回、友人の結婚式に招待された。

Last weekend, I attended one of my old friend’s wedding ceremony. There is some kind of “marriage fever” among my friends now : this month I was invited to 2 ceremonies, plus another one in October.

日本の結婚式というと、神前式と教会式があり、その後結婚披露宴が行われる場合がほとんどである。最近の若者の多くは教会式を行うので、神前式はかなりまれなケースである。

As for Japanese wedding ceremonies, there are Shinto-style and Christian-style ceremonies, and most of the time they are followed by a banquet. Many young people are choosing Christian ceremonies recently, so Shinto ceremonies is quite rare.

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私の友人たちもウエディングドレスに身を包み、教会式を行った。ほとんどの日本人はクリスチャンではないので、教会式は淡々と行われる。その後の披露宴は、まず上司のスピーチから始まる。

All of my friends too wore a wedding dress and did a Christian ceremony. Most of Japanese people aren’t Christian, so the ceremony is conducted simply. After that, during the reception, there will first be some speeches by the bosses of the bride and the groom.

日本の結婚式では、家族、友人に加えて、職場の上司、同僚を招待することが普通とされている。彼らは新郎新婦が一番よく見える席に案内され、家族など身内は一番後のテーブルに座る。仮に大嫌いな上司であっても、結婚式を挙げるとなったら招待し、スピーチをお願いしなければならないのはかなり苦痛である。しかし、仕事が大切とされる日本社会では、避けてとおれないこととなっている。

For the wedding ceremonies in Japan, it is considered normal to invite your bosses and coworkers in addition to your family and friends. Your bosses and coworkers will be seated in the best spot, closest to the bride and groom’s table. Your family on the other hand will be seated in the tables furthest from the newlyweds.
So for example, even if you really hate your boss, you still have to bother to invite him and ask him to give a speech, which is quite a pain. However in the Japanese society where work is so important, this is not a custom you can avoid.

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以前、私の姉の結婚式にフランス人の夫と出席した時、彼は料理の少なさに心底驚いていた。フランスの結婚式は食べきれないほどの料理が出るのは普通だが、日本では味は美味しいが量はそれほど多くないのである。

When we attended my sister’s wedding party with my French husband a while ago, he was really surprised by how little food was served. During French weddings it is normal to serve large quantities of food that people can’t even eat up. In Japan the dishes taste good but there is not so much to eat.

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結婚式は美味しい料理も食べられるし、共通の友人にも会える機会なので、結構楽しい。しかし1回の友人の結婚式にお祝い金3万円を出費するのは、かなり厳しい。家族の式で5万、友人の式で3万のお祝い金の用意は結構大変である。新郎新婦はたくさんのお祝い金をもらって得をするのかというとそうではなく、お祝い金は全て結婚式場への支払いへと消えるのである。日本の結婚式にかかる費用の平均は400万であるから、これは高額すぎる。

これだけの大金がが1日で消えるのかと思おもうと、友人は招待できなかったけれど、フランスで式を挙げてよかったなあとしみじみと思うのである。

Attending wedding ceremonies is quite fun: you get to eat tasty food, you can meet your mutual friends…
However, what’s hard is that you have to offer 30,000 yen for every single friend’s wedding you go to. The celebration money you’re supposed to offer is 50,000 yen if the newlywed is a member of your family, and 30,000 yen in the case of a friend, so it can be quite difficult.
The bride and the groom actually receive a lot of money. But don’t ever think they can actually benefit from it: all this money immediately disappears to pay the fees of the ceremony place. The average cost of a wedding ceremony in Japan is 4 million yen, which is way overpriced in my opinion.

When I picture all this money being burnt in a single day, I think it really was a very good idea to have my wedding ceremony in France even if I could not invite my friends over there.

 

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