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Betrothal Gifts and Dowries, Oh My!
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ID: 2384 Upper Intermediate
In many places in China, there is an expectation that marriage comes with gifts for both the bride and the groom's families. Sometimes these obligations are so great that they can threaten what might be a happy marriage. Other times they end up being ceremonial. In this lesson, several young people discuss their upcoming nuptials.
Fri Feb 21 2014 | Greg, Vera
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|订婚||dìnghūn||to be engaged to marry|
XiǎoZhāng ，cóng lǎojiā huílai la ？
Xiao Zhang, you're back from your hometown!
shì ya ，wǒ hái cóng lǎojiā dài le diǎnr tèchǎn ，jiù fàngzài chúfáng ，qǐng dàjiā chángchang 。
Yeah. I also brought some specialties back from my hometown. I put them in the kitchen. Everyone please have a try.
xièxie la 。
XiǎoZhāng ，nǐ zhè cì gēn nǚpéngyou huí lǎojiā ，dìnghūn de shìr zěnmeyàng le ？
Xiao Zhang, you went back to your hometown with your girlfriend this time. How did the wedding arrangements go?
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