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English translation: newly-hatched silkworm that weights 24 fen (which is rare)

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12:41 Feb 26, 2012
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Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / 茅盾《春蚕》
Chinese term or phrase: 蚕花二十四分
老通宝看着那些桑拳上怒茁 的小绿叶儿,心里又这么想,同时有几分惊异 ,有几分快活。他记得自己还是二十多岁少壮 的时候,有一年也是“清明”边就得 穿夹 ,后来就是“蚕花二十四分”,自己也就在这一年成了家。

-选自茅盾《春蚕》。谢谢!
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 05:30
English translation:newly-hatched silkworm that weights 24 fen (which is rare)
Explanation:
找到了如下解释。

因是计量单位,建议直接译成fen,如果有条件可加译注。毕竟是旧时农村特色的事物,完全对等估计很困难,在此抛砖引玉,仅供参考。


以下摘录自链接内容:
蚕花:养蚕的收成。蚕花二十四分,是旧时计算蚕茧收成的一种称谓。茅盾故乡农村当时养蚕以“匡”为单位,每“匡”蚕养到四令(即大眠)时,要求净重六市斤。如果这六斤蚕做成六斤茧子的话,就叫“斤采斤”,如果这六斤茧采了七斤茧子,称为采七分,采十二斤茧子,就叫采十二分。这样的收成在杭嘉湖蚕区中是少有的。蚕花二十四分,是双斤称计算的称谓。
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newly-hatched silkworm that weights 24 fen (which is rare)


Explanation:
找到了如下解释。

因是计量单位,建议直接译成fen,如果有条件可加译注。毕竟是旧时农村特色的事物,完全对等估计很困难,在此抛砖引玉,仅供参考。


以下摘录自链接内容:
蚕花:养蚕的收成。蚕花二十四分,是旧时计算蚕茧收成的一种称谓。茅盾故乡农村当时养蚕以“匡”为单位,每“匡”蚕养到四令(即大眠)时,要求净重六市斤。如果这六斤蚕做成六斤茧子的话,就叫“斤采斤”,如果这六斤茧采了七斤茧子,称为采七分,采十二斤茧子,就叫采十二分。这样的收成在杭嘉湖蚕区中是少有的。蚕花二十四分,是双斤称计算的称谓。


    Reference: http://wuxizazhi.cnki.net/Search/TJJA198401019.html
Vivian Yuan
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Reference: 民间习俗

Reference information:
这网页说”蚕花二十四分“是一种吉利的说法,在这里是不是”发生好事“的意思?


    Reference: http://c.pco.com.cn/life/festivalcustom/20110120/119.htm
Phil Hand
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