生活英文學習閱讀高級Lv7~Lv9

送花送到心坎裡,一次搞懂7色花語英文解析!

只有情人節才可以送玫瑰花嗎?才不是!

各種場合該送什麼花,以及每種花的花語代表著什麼不同的含意,都在這邊為你一手網羅;讓你想與外國朋友或是愛人共度平日、假日以及特殊節日,都能輕鬆選定最適合的花卉!

一、1分鐘單字速速記 Vocabulary

  • floral (adj.) 花卉的
  • linear (adj.) 線性的
  • solely (adv.) 單獨的
  • florist (n.) 花店;花商
  • aesthetic (adj.) 美學的
  • gift (v.) 給予/贈與
  • wreath (n.) 花圈
  • chrysanthemum (n.) 菊花
  • perpetuity (n.) 永久性
  • purity (n.) 純度
  • peony (n.) 牡丹
  • to opt for (phrs. v.) 選擇,挑選
  • modesty (n.) 謙虛
  • gratitude (n.) 感激
  • amaryllis (n.) 孤挺花
  • narcissus (n.) 水仙
  • iris (n.) 鳶尾花
  • tribute (n.) 供品
  • tulip (n.) 鬱金香
  • gladioli (n.) 劍蘭
  • poinsettia (n.) 一品紅

二、花藝風格與類型 Styles & Types of Flower Arrangements

Before we get into the meanings behind different flowers and which ones are appropriate for which occasions, it’s a good idea to know some of the more popular styles and types of floral arrangements that you’ll be able to find at your localflower shop.

在深入了解不同花的含義以及哪種花適合哪種場合之前,可以先行了解在當地的花店能夠買到哪些比較受歡迎花藝風格與類型。

✧ Styles of Flower Arrangements 花藝風格 ✧

Traditional — also known as the Western-style, this style of floral arrangement focuses on using a large assortment of flowers

傳統–也被稱為西方風格,這種插花風格著重於使用各種花卉。

各種花藝風格

Oriental — oriental flower arrangements have a strong emphasis on the lines of the arrangement and the linear relationships

東方–東方插花藝術著重強調整體的線條和線性關係。

oriental-flower

Modern — this style of arrangement has no rules, it is solely based on the florist’s aesthetic taste

現代風格–這種花藝風格沒有規則,單純建立於在花藝師的審美觀上。

modern-style-flower

✧ Types of Flower Arrangements 花藝的類型 ✧

Bouquets 花束
Bouquets are smaller arrangements of flowers, typically made to be handheld.

花束通常是比較小的花飾,特別設計為在手中捧著的。

handheld-bouquets

Table Centerpieces 餐桌裝飾品
Meant to be placed on tables as a decorative and fresh ornament.

放在桌上作為裝飾和鮮豔的點綴品。

table-centrepieces-flowers

Floral Baskets 花籃
Instead of having flowers in a vase or to be handheld, flower designs with a basket as a vessel is also a popular type of floral arrangement.

除了放在花瓶中或手中捧著的,將鮮花放在花籃也是一種流行的花藝。

floral-baskets

Wreaths 花圈
Wreaths
 are flowers arranged in a circular form, with a hole in the middle (in the shape of a doughnut).

花圈如其名,是用花來排成圓環型的飾品(就像是甜甜圈的形狀一樣)。

wreaths-circular-form

三、Special Occasions and Flowers 特別場合以及適合的花

Flowers are popular gift ideas, especially for most women. However, with such a wide variety of choices, how do you know which one to gift? I mean, they’re all flowers, is there really a difference? The answer is YES! Some flowers are okay for certain occasions, while others are not so suitable. So, what do different flowers mean and when is it okay to send flowers?

鮮花尤其是對於大多數女性來說,一直都是受歡迎的送禮選擇。但是,有這麼多的選項,你怎麼知道該送什麼花呢?都是花,真的有差嗎?答案是有!有些花適合某些場合,而另一些則不太恰當。那麼,各類型的花各自代表什麼意思,以及有哪些場合適合送花呢?

First of all, let’s take a look at the different meanings behind different flower colors:

首先,讓我們看一下不同顏色背後的不同含義:

white — perpetuity and purity

白色花語 — 永恆與純真

yellow — innocence and friendship

黃色花語 — 無辜與友善

orange — joy and success

橙色花語 — 喜悅與成功

green — the balance between body and mind

綠色花語 — 身心平衡

blue — peace, harmony, and joy

藍色花語 — 和平,和諧與歡樂

red — love and passion

紅色花語 — 愛與激情

pink — positivity and kindness

粉紅花語 — 正面與善良

Okay, here come the main points!

好的,重點來了!

What kind of flowers should you send for different occasions?

✧你應該在哪些場合送什麼花呢?✧

Valentine’s Day 情人節

Roses are always the classic choice to give to your significant other. If you’re looking for something other than roses, chrysanthemums also speak the love language. However, whatever you choose, make sure you are careful with the colors! You don’t want to send the wrong message!

玫瑰一直都是送給另一半最經典的選擇。但如果你想找玫瑰以外的花,菊花也有其代表的愛情花語。但是,無論你選擇什麼,都要多注意顏色!你不會想傳遞錯誤的心意!

玫瑰花花語-愛情

Weddings 婚禮

Roses and peonies are very popular wedding flower choices. As for the colors, choose whatever complements the setting of the wedding. It’s also acceptable to have a variety of flowers in the bridal bouquet to match the wedding dress and the bridesmaids’ dresses.

玫瑰和牡丹是在婚禮上非常受歡迎的花。至於顏色,請選擇適合婚禮主題的顏色。也可以在新娘捧花中,使用各種搭配婚紗和伴娘禮服的花。

wedding-roses-peonies

Birthdays 生日

Believe it or not, there is a flower that represents each month of the year. Many people don’t know this so they usually opt for daisies, as they symbolize innocence and modesty, a fail-safe choice. Otherwise, here’s a list of flowers that stand for more specific feelings you may want to express:

不管你信不信,一年中的每一個月都有其代表的花。許多人不知道這一點,然後他們就選雛菊,因為它象徵天真和謙虛,這是一個安全的選項。也可以考慮以下列的鮮花,可以更具體的幫你表達你對對方的感受:

birthday-daisy-innocence-modesty

jasmine — to show that they are a person of grace and elegance

茉莉花–說明對方是一位優雅有氣質的人

gardenia — to show joy

槴子花–展現喜悅

yellow rose — a popular choice to represent friendship

黃玫瑰–經常代表友誼的花

pink carnation — to express gratitude

粉色康乃馨–表示感謝

Winter Holidays and Christmas 寒假以及聖誕節

Poinsettias are an iconic floral representation for the winter months and especially Christmas. With red being the most popular, you can also find white, yellow, and green poinsettias. Amaryllisnarcissusiris, and jasmine are also popular winter season bouquet choices.

一品紅是冬季聖誕節的經典花卉。紅色是最受歡迎的顏色,你還可以找到白色,黃色和綠色的一品紅。孤挺花,水仙,鳶尾和茉莉也是冬季花束的流行選項。

Funeral and Sympathy Flowers 葬禮和慰問鮮花

Large floral arrangements are the most common for funerals and they can be sent to the funeral home in advance to serve as a tribute to the deceased. Chrysanthemums, lilies, and roses are safe choices, but be very careful with your color choices. Stick with white, blue, and green, as they represent modesty, peace and harmony, and calmness, which are more appropriate for sad times.

葬禮上最常見的花藝是大型的花飾,可以提前將其送往殯儀館,向死者致敬。菊花,百合和玫瑰是安全的選擇,但請謹慎選擇顏色。最好是白色,藍色和綠色,代表謙虛,和平,和諧與平靜,會比較適合悲傷時刻。

Get Well Flowers 祝你康復的花朵

If you’re bringing flowers to a hospital to wish someone well, make sure to stick with flowers that aren’t too fragrant, as they may stimulate allergic reactions in other patients. Tulips, gladioli, and irises are common choices.

如果你要帶花去醫院祝某人康復,請務必選擇不會太香的花,因為它們很可能會引起其他患者的過敏反應。鬱金香,劍蘭和鳶尾花是常見的選擇。

tulip-gladioli-irises

In conclusion, sending someone flowers is a great way to show care and warmth. Now, remember, the colors and the types of flowers you send can mean different things. Next time you send someone flowers, take this into consideration!

總之,送花是種表達關心和溫暖的好方法。但請記住,你要送的不管是顏色跟種類都各自代表不同的意思喔。下次花給媽媽時,請記得考慮到這點喔!

選花買花也是有竅門的,買回家也是要好好照顧喔。

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