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Families in China

Posted By Melissa Wang On May 1, 2017 @ 2:48 am In Folk speech,general,Proverbs | Comments Disabled

“男的要让女的,姐要让弟“

Context: Whenever my sister and I used to fight, my dad would always tell us that “the boy must let the girl, but the older one must let the younger one.” So in the end, we shouldn’t actually be fighting at all.”

After thoughts: Similar to China’s traditions and beliefs about familial roles, the man is viewed as the head of the household and should be respected. However, the elders of the families are also well respected.


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