Are you feeling stressed out by the festive season? From Lunar New Year to Valentine’ s to Mother’s Day,, figuring out our what to give and how to gift it can be a real headache. As part of Juzi Podcast’s “ Festivals and Shopping ” series, David and Siok exchange notes on the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts” of gifts and giving in Chinese culture, ancient supersitutions as well as the new trends in virtual gifting in Chinese.. They also share Chinese phrases you can use when you chat about the etiquette of gifts and giving.
For bilingual show notes on the Mandarin vocabulary shared during the episode, visit the official Juzi The Mandarin Podcast website at https://juzi.sg
Here is a list of Chinese phrases that David and Siok shared during the Bilingual Juzi segment
BILINGUAL JUZI 双语桔子
礼尚往来/ RECIPROCITY/ LI3 SHANG4 WANG3 LAI2
桃李之馈 /TO EXCHANGE GIFTS/ TAO2 LI3 ZHI1 KUI4
不腆之仪/ AN UNWORTHY GIFT/ BU4 TIAN3 ZHI1 LI3
物有所值/ VALUE FOR MONEY/ WU4 YOU3 SUO3 ZHI2
受之有愧 / EMBARRASSED TO ACCEPT /SHOU4 ZHI1 YOU3 KUI4
称心如意 / AFTER ONE’s HEART /CHEN4 XIN1 RU2 YI4
喜上眉梢 TO LOOK OVERJOYED/ XI3 CONG2 TIAN1 JIANG4
喜从天降/ JOY RAINS DOWN FROM HEAVEN / XI3 CONG2 TIAN1 JIANG4
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