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Ghost Month

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ID: 2949 Intermediate
Ghost Month falls on the 7th Month of the Farmer's Calendar, usually during the month of August. While not seen so much in Modern China these days, it is still a tradition seen in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and has lots to do with Chinese history and culture. Learn some of the customs and superstitions in this lesson. Photo by logatfer
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广告 guǎnggào advertisement
guǐ ghost
傻瓜 shǎguā idiot
阳历 yánglì Gregorian calendar
zuìjìn Táiwān de diànshì guǎnggào zhōng dōu zài shuō “hǎo xiōngdì ”shénme de ,nà shì shénme yìsi ā ?
Recently all the Taiwanese television advertisements keep talking about the "good brothers", what does that mean?
ā ,“hǎo xiōngdì ”ā ,nà shì “guǐ ”de yìsi 。
Ah, "good brothers", it means "ghosts".
ò ,kěshì guǐ yuè shì qīyuè ,xiànzài dōu bāyuè le 。
Oh, but ghost month is the seventh month, no? This is already August.
shǎguā ,yánglì bāyuè yějiùshì nónglì de qīyuè 。
Idiot, the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar is the seventh month of the lunar calendar.
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