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怎么写祝福短信How do you write festival text message?

中国人常在过节时发短信或QQ、微信消息相互问候和祝福。我想知道怎么用英语写贺卡或者表达节日祝福。如果您愿意纠正我的英语错误或者给我更好的措辞建议,我将感激不尽。Here are some examples, and I'd like to know what English speakers write on a card or  how you express your best wishes.I‘ll appreciate it if anyone corrects my English mistakes or offer more idiomatic paraphrases.

常见的模版是“渲染铺垫(introduction)+祝福”

1.“文艺小清新的煽情(a poetic and lyric start)+4字祝福”:牵挂把距离缩短,问候将冬天变暖,串串祝福从心中飞出:祝你元旦快乐,新年美满。【很正式rather formal,不像朋友之间的短信,明显缺乏新意obvious unoriginality】

2.文言式:羊年即到,然不能与君共度佳节,心甚憾矣!惟愿吾兄高堂康健,手足和睦,心想事成,万事顺意。吾常念那些年愉快地玩耍(时下的幽默流行语形成反差a witty buzz phrase from“还能不能愉快地玩耍”, contrasting to the previous style)。即颂。(an old-fashioned ending)【sincere and humorous】

3.商业短信/广告短信:圣诞欢乐行,金礼大放送!折上折,礼尚礼,xx圣诞有惊喜!【空洞讨厌的群发短信hollow and unattractive spamed messages】

4.贴心短信:我怕发晚了挤不进你的列表里,所以现在提醒你:冬至到了,注意保暖。【平淡温馨,对密友的关心ordinary but sweet words from a caring intimate】

5.群发式(应用程序中in apps):一个动态图(gif);很多表情摆成一个形状(emoticons arranged in certain shapes)【最好比较有趣,不然别人不会回复的哈哈!Better be funny!】

补充一句:“祝”通常接4个字4个字排着的,并且搭配比较固定、语法结构统一,最好有偶数个4字词(an even number of 4-character words);“xx节日快乐”通常放在第一个(be put first),“万事如意”这种包含了很多方面的词(a word with extensive implications)放最后。例如,祝你新年快乐(n+adj),工作顺利(n+adj),身体健康(n+adj),万事如意(n+adj)!

祝福的话可以是口语化的(colloquail)问候,不一定要是四字词。比如,祝你新年找到个好妹子/好汉子!(a young-people expression for 'an ideal girlfriend/boyfriend')

Dec 31, 2014 5:15 PM
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