Saturday, December 25, 2010

Weekly Bilingual News - Special Edition

Dear Friends:

Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! Today is very a special celebration with a lot of meanings in the western countries and also important for the Christian communities in the rest of the world.

Its roots came from the New Testament – Second book of the Bible - that gives the historic references of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem.

Today, Christmas is a family day when children, parents and friends exchange gifts that remind us the presents - food, clothes,...- that the small Jesus received in the birthday according to one of the Gospels written by Luke.

My best wishes of happiness for all of you in these Holidays and forever!

 ¡Mis mejores deseos de felicidad para todos ustedes en estas Fiestas y por siempre!


Domingo A. Trassens

Questions - Preguntas:

1. Could you describe your own feelings about Christmas?

1. ¿Podrían describir sus propios sentimientos acerca de Navidad?

2. What is the most important for you in these Holidays?

2. ¿Qué es lo más importante para ustedes en estas Fiestas?

3. What do you remember from the Christmas of the childhood?

3. ¿Qué recuerdan de las Navidades de la niñez?

Vocabulary - Vocabulario:

 - Bethlehem = Belén
 - Bible = Biblia
- Christian = cristiano, cristiana, cristianos, cristianas
- Gospel = Evangelio
- Jesus = Jesús
- Luke = Lucas
- meanings = significados
- New Testament = Nuevo Testamento
- roots = raíces

German Christmas: indoors all is warm, outdoors all is icy.
This year, Northern Europe is suffering a hard winter, but Christmas - a mix of religious and family celebration - always is in the heart of the Europeans with strong cultural roots .

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