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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 1

Susan is visiting her friend for Spring Festival. Let's see how a Chinese family celebrates this holiday.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 2

Susan accidentally runs into her friend's family members in the street. Not knowing who they are, she is given the wrong directions and heads further away from the house.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 3

There are two ways to say hello in Chinese: "ni hao," the informal way, and "nin hao," the manner that shows respect.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 4

After receiving the wrong directions, Susan is now lost and needs to find her way to her friend's home.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 5

Although Susan has finally found her way, her friend's family mistakes her for another person.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 6

Things get weirder when Susan gets mistaken for Xiao Wei's girlfriend.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 7

When Mai Miao returns home, everything finally becomes clear.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 8

After Mai Miao introduces Susan to her family, they happily celebrate the New Year.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 9

Miao's uncle decides to treat their American visitor, Susan, in a "diplomatic" fashion.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 10

Miao and Susan play a prank on Xiao Yong, making him believe that Miao has undergone a transformation.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 11

"Bài Nián" is a term for the Spring Festival tradition of paying visits to family and friends.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 12

While saying blessings is another Chinese Spring Festival tradition, one has to be careful of the blessings he or she chooses!

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 13

When Miao's uncle accidentally gets drunk in an attempt to keep up his image, how will his image fare?

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 14

Although getting drunk can be fun, it just might get in the way of one's attempt to convey a positive image.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 15

When adjectives are used as predicates in Chinese, there are three forms: affirmative, negative and interrogative.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 16

People often do crazy things when they are drunk. What kind of show have you put on in that state?

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 17

With Susan staying with them for Chinese New Year, Miao's family feels a bit unsure how to act in front of the foreign guest.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 18

On their way home from the temple fair, Mai and Susan meet Mai's neighbor, Sister Liu.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 19

There are different ways to ask someone his or her name. For people who are older than us, "nin" should be used, while "ni" should be used for younger people.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 20

Eating dumplings with different types of fillings is a traditional Chinese New Year activity.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 21

A tradition of Chinese New Year is to eat dumplings with family but there's also another tradition within the dumplings. Can you guess what it is?

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 22

Coins are traditionally incorporated into the Chinese New Year dumplings with a symbolic meaning.

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Chinese Daily Life Happy Chinese Part 23

Miao's family is shocked when Susan says she'll stay at their house longer.

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