比如chinese food wiki网站是这么介绍粽子的：
zongzi (pinyiin: zòng zǐ ) is a traditional chinese food made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves. they are cooked by steaming or boiling. in the western world, they are also known as?rice dumplings?or?sticky rice dumplings.
粽子（拼音：zòng zǐ）是一种传统的中国食品，由糯米制成，里面有不同的馅料，外面用竹叶、芦苇叶或其他大的扁平叶片包裹起来。它们是通过蒸或煮的方式烹制。在西方，它们也被称为rice dumplings?或sticky rice dumplings。
在最后一句话中讲到，在西方，“粽子”也被称为rice dumplings或sticky rice dumplings。
a small ball of dough (= flour and water mixed together), cooked and eaten with meat and vegetables
毕竟中国小吃中由面粉和水混合后做成的美食有很多，比如小笼包、馒头、馄饨等应该都属于chinese dumpling范畴。甚至我们的粽子，也都被老外理解为rice dumpling或者 sticky rice dumpling，也属于chinese dumpling的范畴。
duanwu festival,which is also known as dragon boat festival is a traditional and?statutory?holiday originating in china.
statutory?/?st?t??t?ri/ adj.依照法令的；法定的fixed or controlled by law【例句】zuijie’s little sister is below the statutory age for school attendance.最姐的小妹还不到法定的入学年龄。【近义表达】mandatory?
it is associated with a number of east asian and southeast asian traditions in vietnam,singapore,and malaysia.
in mandarin,it’s known as duanwu jie,the festivities held on the fifth day of fifth month at the chinese lunar calendar,the date varies from year to year on the gregorian calendar.
this year the holiday will fall on june 12,the festivities is held each year to?commemorate?the death of qu yuan,a patriotic poet who lived during the warring states period about 2,000 years ago.
commemorate/k??mem.?.re?t/（尤指举行公开仪式或竖立雕塑或专门建筑）纪念，缅怀to remember officially and give respect to a great person or event, especially by a public ceremony or by making a statue or special building【例句】a statue has been built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birthday. 为纪念诗人百年诞辰建起了一尊雕像。
qu yuan committed suicide by drowning himself in the miluo river,after the capital of chu,his mother kingdom?is overran by?the enemy.
be overrun by/with sth：讨厌的事物或人“在…泛滥，横行于”if a place is overrun by unwanted things or people, they spread over it in great numbers?【例句】the house was overrun with mice.房子里鼠患成灾。
for thousands of years,the festivities has being celebrated by eating rice dumplings which are called zongzi as well as drinking wine and racing dragon boats.
the festivities is best?known for?its dragon boat races which had become a spectacular event in china,especially in southern provinces where there are many rivers and lakes.
be known for sth以某事知名，以某物闻名to be famous or known about by a lot of people because of something【例句】zuijie’s old borther is known for his good looks.最姐的哥哥长得帅是出了名的。
the dragon boat racing tradition stems from the legends that local people had paddled out in similar style long boats as they tried to retrieve qu yuan’s body after he drowned in the river.
after the starting?pistol?is fired,the boat races in dragon shaped canoes glide through the water accompanied by the beating of drums.
pistol?/?p?s.t?l/n.手枪a small gun which is held in and fired from one hand【比如】an automatic pistol 自动手枪
【近义辨析】pistol, fifle, gun, cannon都有“枪，炮”的意思，区别是：
zongzi is a fundamental part of the dragon boat festival and a delicious snack enjoyed by people even today.
it’s said that the local people use zongzi to throw into the water in a bid to stop the fish feeding on qu yuan body.
longer goes on the came in the form of?glutinous?rice dumplings wrapt in reed or other plant leaves and tied with colored thread.
glutinous?/?ɡlu?t?n?s/ adj.很黏的，黏性很大；胶质的；胶似的very sticky?【例句】 the sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial.这种酱有些黏，尝起来不是非常地道。【近义表达】sticky，viscous?
but now the fillings are more diversified and include being placed fresh meats and ham and egg yolk.
sometimes people will spend hours soaking the glutinous rice washing reed leaves and wrapping zongzi?by hands.
①手工做的sing one’s own hand rather than some form of machinery【例句】the fabric was painted by hand.这个织品是手染的。
②亲自personally【例句】the letter should be delivered by hand．此信必须由专人送去。
however,these days ready made zongzi can be bought in many supermarkets and restaurants at this time of the year.
the custom of eatings zongzi has now become popular in south korea,japan and southeast asian nations.
on the dragon boat festival day,more traditional families will dress their children with a perfume pouch,which are little bags made of colorful silk cloth,the bags are then filled with herbal medicines with aromatic scents.
sometimes the pouches hung around the necks of children and is believed to?ward off?evil.
ward sth? off防止，抵挡(疾病、危险或攻击等)to do something to try to protect yourself from something bad, such as illness, danger, or attack【例句】 don’t forget insect repellent to ward off the mosquitoes.别忘了带上防蚊子的驱虫剂。【近义表达】save，avoid，beat，escape，refrain