(adj.): different from what is usual or normal
In Chinese culture, it is
unusual (不同尋常的) for a
bride (新娘) to dress in black as most people
consider (認為) it
(n.): something that people do because it is traditional
In accordance with (按照) the
customs (習俗), Chinese people bathe with
pomelo (碌柚) leaves before Lunar New Year to wash away the bad luck of the
previous (先前的) year.
(adj.): not suitable for a particular situation
opinion (看法) of
fishermen (漁民), it is
inappropriate (不合適的) to
turn over (反轉) a fish on a
dining table (餐桌) because it is similar to turning over a fishing boat.
(n.): someone who invites guests and provides them with food and drinks
Arriving late to a party is
regarded (視為) as
impolite (不禮貌的) to the
(n.): a social or religious event that includes a set of traditional or formal actions
Easter (復活節) is
significant (重要的). They often hold
ceremonies (典禮) to celebrate Jesus’s
triumph (勝利) over death.
Keep evil forces away
(v. phr.): to get rid of things that may bring bad luck
ancient times (古代), people often
resorted to (訴諸於)
sacrifices (祭祀) and
prayers (祈禱) to
keep evil forces away (辟邪).
(n. phr.): a place that are far away from cities
customs (習俗) are still
retained (保留) in the
walled villages (圍村) in
rural areas (鄉村地區) in Hong Kong.