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The Price of Marriage Upper Intermediate

The Price of Marriage
John, Dilu
2055
Upper Intermediate
money, house, marriage
expressing confusion, expressing opinions
average, normal, 对于(duìyú)

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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.

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