Chopsticks are an important part of Chinese culture. From ancient times to the present, Chinese people cannot live without chopsticks. Domestic children learn to use chopsticks at the age of two or three. Do you know more about chopsticks?
Chopsticks have a history of at least 3,000 years. Its shape has not changed much from ancient times to the present, but the materials used to make chopsticks have been updated. In the Han Dynasty, ordinary people used bamboo chopsticks, and nobles used copper chopsticks. In the Sui and Tang Dynasties, gold chopsticks gradually appeared. Chopsticks made of silver, jade, etc.
Chinese chopsticks are different from those in South Korea, Japan and other places. Chinese chopsticks are round at one end and square at the other end, which symbolizes "round heaven and earth", and is closely related to traditional Chinese culture. In ancient times, the emperor's house mostly used silver chopsticks, because silver can identify whether food is poisonous, and folk married women will also use chopsticks as one of the dowry, which means "quick birth and precious son", and puts good hopes on it.
When using the chopsticks, you need to place the chopsticks between the thumb and index finger, the thumb should be placed next to the nail of the index finger, and the ring finger and little finger should be placed below, so that the use of chopsticks can be easily completed! At the same time, there are many taboos about the use of chopsticks on the dinner table, let's take a look together.
three long and two short
When eating, you need to put the chopsticks neatly on the table, not uneven length, because it is unlucky for Chinese people. There is an idiom called "three long and two short", which means accident and death, so everyone must put them The chopsticks are neatly placed on the table!
hit the dishes
In ancient times, beggars would tap their bowls with chopsticks to remind passers-by to give them food. If we do the same when eating, we will definitely be criticized by the elders, because it will be regarded as begging, which means that we will be poor in the future. .
This statement refers to the action of holding the chopsticks with the thumb, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger when using chopsticks, and extending the index finger. It looks like blaming others, and it is an extremely impolite behavior. In addition, it is also very impolite to point at others with chopsticks if you talk to people while eating.
There are also many proverbs related to chopsticks in China, come and see if you know what they mean:
One chopstick is easy to break, and a bundle of chopsticks is clung together
One more person, one more pair of chopsticks
A small pair of chopsticks has inherited the culture of the Chinese nation for thousands of years and taught us a lot of truths. In addition to the rules mentioned above, there are many other taboos, welcome to leave us a message to add!