China is very attached to its ancient roots, and, as a result, certain cultural practices can be, at the very least, disorienting for foreigners and language learners. Chinese humor is excellent in illustrating this very point!
About Elena Ruchko
Elena is a digital marketing manager who has been learning Chinese since 2012. She believes her family tree has Chinese roots, and whether she has Asian descent is one of the most frequently asked questions she gets. The expression 辛苦你了 is something she had always lacked in her native language. Elena’s favourite lesson on ChinesePod is “Fighting over the Bill”.
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Gifting red envelopes (红包 hóngbāo) stuffed with cash to family and friends is one of the most ancient customs of the Spring Festival. But with the invention of social media, the long-standing tradition developed a new face — a digital one.