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February 25, 2021 21 min

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.

橘子播客

【逢节必购】之【礼里理礼】

最近节日频频,你是否有收到心仪的礼物哦?过去一年过得很不一样,新的购物体验带来了不少惊喜,中国人古旧的送礼习俗也不能忽略哦, 无论如何让我们将过节送礼进行到底。

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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