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Betrothal Gifts and Dowries, Oh My! Upper Intermediate

Betrothal Gifts and Dowries, Oh My!
Greg, Vera
2384
Upper Intermediate
marriage, wedding, culture
addressing people, discussing, expressing opinions
怪不得 (guàibude), extremely

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In many places in China, there is an expectation that marriage comes with gifts for both the bride and the groom's families. Sometimes these obligations are so great that they can threaten what might be a happy marriage. Other times they end up being ceremonial. In this lesson, several young people discuss their upcoming nuptials.

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