Sentence Patterns: 等等 and so on, etc. 中国主要的传统节日 有春节、 元宵、端午、中秋节等等。 Traditional Chinese festivals primarily include Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, and so on. 1. 中国主要的城市有北京、上海、广州等等。 Some of the major cities in China are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhuo, etc. 2. 这家商店里卖元宵、粽子、月饼等等。 There are sweet dumplings, dumplings in reed leaves, moon cakes, etc. in the store. 从．．．一直 from.. until.., from.. to .. 传统的庆祝活动则从除夕一直持续到正月十五元宵节。 The traditional celebrations would last from New Year's Eve to the Lantern Festival on the 15th of lunar January. 1. 小玉从昨天晚上一直学习到今天早上。 Xiaoyu had been studying from last night till this morning. 2. 他从中国的东部一直旅行到中国的西部。 He traveled from the east of China all the way to the west of China. 每逢 every time, whenever 每逢除夕，家家阖家欢乐。 On every New Year's Eve, people have family reunion to celebrate. 1. 每逢中秋节，王文就会想家。 Wang Wen gets homesick on Mid-Autumn Festival. 2. 每逢新学期开始，弟弟就很不高兴。 Whenever the new semester begins, my brother is unhappy. 当．．．时 when 当新年来临时，爆竹烟花将节日的喜庆气氛推向高潮。 When the New Year comes, fire crackers and fireworks upsurge the happiness and joy of the festival. 1. 当我第一次遇见他时，我不知道说什麽好。 I did not know what to say when I first met him. 2. 当大卫到达中国时，大家正在过新年。 When David arrived in China, people were celebrating the New Year. 与．．．有关 relate to .. 这个节日与中国伟大的文学家屈原有关。 This festival has something to do with the great Chinese writer, Qu Yuan. 1. 王老师今天讲的课与中国历史有关。 What teacher Wang taught today is relevant to the Chinese history. 2. 这个问题与你的那篇文章有关。 This problem is relevant to one of your articles. 因此 therefore .. 农历八月十五，是一年秋天的中间，因此称中秋节。 The 15th of lunar August is the mid-day of the autumn, therefore it is called Mid-Autumn Festival. 1. 小秋昨天病了，因此没来学校。 Xiaqiu did not come to school yesterday because she was sick. 2. 马克没有学过中文，因此他在中国什麽都听不懂。 Mark hadn't studied Chinese, therefore he cannot understand anything in China.