What does marriage mean to Chinese people?
Updated 14:49, 13-Feb-2021

People say love is blind, and in China, this idea is present in the Chinese characters. The left component of the character 婚 for marriage is 女 for female or the bride. The more interesting part of the character is its right component 昏, which means nightfall, the time of a day in ancient China when the groom picked the bride from her home and escorted her back to the wedding ceremony. But 昏 now also means, apart from other meanings, being so confused that one in love usually fails to think clearly. Don't you think it's interesting? Marriage is one of the most important pillars of life in China. Today, Uncle Hanzi is diving into the unique Chinese culture of marriage, starting on the blind date corner. 

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