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What is the perfect flower for Mother's Day? Carnations!
To celebrate this special holiday, don't forget to buy your mom a bouquet of carnations; if the cost is too great, then, draw her a card full of carnations then :)
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On Mother's Day, I am going to buy my mom a bouquet of bright red carnations.
Mǔqīnjié dàngtiān , Wǒ yào mǎi yī shù xiānhóng de kāng nǎi xīn sòng gěi Wǒ māma.
Mǔqīnjié (母亲节 Mǔqīn mother, jié holiday; Mǔqīnjié means Mother's Day) dàngtiān (当天 that day) , Wǒ (我pronoun, I) yào (要 verb, want or would like) mǎi (买 verb, to buy) yī (一 number, one) shù (束 noun, bouquet) xiān (鲜 adjective, bright or fresh) hóng (红 adjective, red) de ( 的 a particle to put after attributive and before the noun it modifies) kāngnǎixīn (康乃馨 carnation) sòng (送 verb, to give or to send) gěi (给 preposition, to) Wǒ (我 Wǒ de 我的 for short, my) māma (妈妈 noun, mom).
The botanical (植 物 学 的 [zhíwùxué de] ) name for the Carnation flower is Dianthus. The name Dianthus is from the Greek （希 腊 文 的 [Xīlà wén de] ） words dios (god) and anthos (flower), and was named by the Greek botanist ( 植 物 学 家 [zhíwùxué jiā] ) Theophrastus.
Thus, carnation flowers have Greek origin which means divine （神 的 [shén de] ）flowers or the flowers of Zeus, the Greek god of the sky and king of the gods. In Greek mythology （神 话 [shénhuà] ）, it says goddess （女 神 [nŭshén] ） Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt as well as of childbirth （分 娩 [fēnmiăn] ）, once was in extreme anger, and she tore out the eyes of a shepherd （牧 羊 人 [mùyángrén] ） when he startled her when she was in hunting. Later, Artemis regretted her own rash actions, so she replaced his eyes with two bright red carnations.
Listen to my audio recording and learn more about carnations and its different colors and meanings and much more, check it out at http://www.chinesetolearn.com/?p=4095
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