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by lemoney
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: lucky money
Replies: 0
Views: 8663

lucky money

On the Chinese New Year’s Eve or anytime during the spring festival holidays, the aged would give Chinese kids money, known as lucky money, which is put in small, red packets called Hongbao in Chinese language with Hong for red the color and Bao for packet. In southern China, not only Chinese kids o...
by lemoney
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Ching Ming Festival
Replies: 1
Views: 12265

Ching Ming Festival

The Qingming Festival (traditional Chinese: 清明節; simplified Chinese: 清明节; pinyin: Qīngmíngjié, or Ching Ming Festival in Hong Kong, Vietnamese language: Tết Thanh Minh), meaning Clear and Bright Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th day after the winter solstice (or the 15th day f...
by lemoney
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Moon festival = bottom?
Replies: 0
Views: 9518

Moon festival = bottom?

Is it true that 八月十五 (the date of the moon festival) can also mean "bottom" or "bum". eg: I was told you can say "I fell on my 八月十五" If so, could someone please post the Canto sentence to say the above? *smile* Do you think the reason is that the full moon looks like, well, full buttocks? eg: in Eng...