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Tomb Sweeping Day

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ID: 0842 Elementary
Today is Tomb Sweeping Day. The special day of paying respect to ancestors, lighting incense, making burnt offerings, and, like any self-respecting Chinese holiday... lighting off firecrackers. The holiday also favored by those with money to burn. So open up your wallet, light up your money, and listen to this podcast to learn more in Mandarin about the traditions of tomb sweeping.
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清明 Qīngmíng Tomb Sweeping Day
to go
扫墓 sǎomù to pay respect at a grave
huí to return
nǐ Qīngmíng qù sǎomù ma ?
Are you going to pay your respects on Tomb Sweeping Day?
ng4 ,huí lǎojiā sǎo 。nǐ ne ?
Uh-huh. I'm returning to my hometown for it. What about you?
wǒ jiù zài Běijīng 。
I'll just stay in Beijing.
nǐ bù sǎomù ?
You are not going to pay your respects to any graves?
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