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The Price of Marriage
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ID: 2055 Upper Intermediate
Marriage in China is a serious business that involves more than just the complexities of love and interpersonal relationships. In a culture where family is highly revered, marrying someone means becoming part of the family. And this requires making commitments that are both spiritual and financial. For men marrying into the family, this means buying a house, which in a country undergoing a massive real estate boom is anything but a small commitment. In this lesson, two friends discuss the thinking behind this practice.
Thu Nov 01 2012 | John, Dilu
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|求婚||qiúhūn||to propose marriage|
|男方||nánfāng||man's side, man's family|
tīngshuō nǐ dài nǚpéngyou qù Ōuzhōu wán le yī tàng ？
I've heard that you took your girlfriend on a trip to Europe.
shì a 。
Yeah, I did.
zhēn làngmàn ！qù nǐmen guójiā le ma ？
How romantic! Did you go to your country?
qù le 。
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