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Chinese Wedding Customs

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ID: 0516 Intermediate
What do red dresses, red envelopes and endless toasting have in common? Find out here in this lesson all about the culture of Chinese wedding customs. In this podcast, learn in Mandarin Chinese what a traditional Chinese wedding is like, and also what is expected of you--whether you are the guest... or the groom!
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请帖 qǐngtiě written invitation
喜酒 xǐjiǔ wedding feast
面子 miànzi face
敬酒 jìngjiǔ to propose a toast
wǒ gāng shōudào yī zhāng jiéhūn qǐngtiě 。
I've just received a wedding invitation.
shì ma ?nǐ zài Zhōngguó hē guo xǐjiǔ ma ?
Really? Have you attended a wedding reception in China before?
méiyǒu 。suǒyǐ wǒ tèbié xīngfèn 。zhèlǐ de xǐjiǔ shì shénme yàngzi de ?
No, I haven't, so I'm especially excited. What are wedding receptions in China like?
shǒuxiān ,xīnláng 、xīnniáng huì zhànzài fàndiàn ménkǒu yíngjiē kèren 。
First the groom and the bride will stand at the entrance of the restaurant to receive their guests.
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