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Lesson 2
Zhōng guó rén de jiā tíng guān niàn
Zhōng guó rén de jiā tíng guān niàn hĕn qiáng Zhè zhōng guó qiān nián de
chuán tǒng guān niàn yǒu guān Zhōng guó rén bié zhòng shì jiā tíng
qián guān tóng táng bìng xiăn jiàn xiàn zài sān shì tóng táng jié
shì Qīng nián nán jié hūn hòu duō hái zhù zài
Zhè yàng men zhào lăo rén lăo rén bāng
zhù men zhào hái zi Zūn lăo ài yòu shì zhōng guō rén de chuán tǒng
mĕi Mĕi măn de jiā tíng huì shòu dào rén men de zūn jìng
chēng zàn Xiàn zài nián qīng rén yǒu jié hūn hòu shēng huó de
xiàng dàn mĕi féng jié jià dōu yào kàn wàng lăo rén yóu shì
zhōng qiū jié chūn jié
The concept of "family" is extremely important to the Chinese people. It is steeped in thousands of years of Chinese culture and tradition. Large families are especially highly regarded. In the old days, it was not uncommon to find four generations of family living under the same roof. These days, it is still possible to find at least three generations living together. Many people continue to live with their parents after marriage. This enables them to care for their elders. Likewise, grandparents can help care for their grandchildren. Respect for the aged and love for young children are regarded as traditional virtues of the Chinese people. A happy and harmonious family is greatly respected and admired. In recent years, more and more young married couples have chosen to live apart from their parents. However, they still frequently visit their parents, especially during important festivals such as the Mid-autumn Festival and the Spring Festival.