春节 the Spring Festival
大扫除 year-end household
拜年 pay a new year call
庙会 temple fair
挂年画 to hang out new year’s picture
守岁 to stay awake all night
大年初一 the first day of the first lunar month
贴春联 to put up antithetical couplets
糊窗花 to put up window paper-cuts
压岁钱 money given to children as a lunar new year gift
鞭炮 a string of small fire crackers
年夜饭 family reunion dinner on lunar new year
年糕 glutinous cake for new year
八宝饭 eight-treasure rice pudding
买年货 special purchases for the Spring Festival;do Spring Festival shopping
红包 red packets
without/not so much as
例：Disappointed with her husband，Mary left home without so much as looking back at him.
only to find/see
例：He spent almost all his money to buy the hen which was said to be able to lay goldeggs, only to find it could not lay eggs at all.
It is undoubted that/There is no doubt that
例：There is no doubt that war can be avoided if we get down to peace talk.