364 Get Married
Lea Tarnowski is the co-founder and CEO of Averon, but in this episode, she talks about getting married, something which happened a few years ago! ShaoLan teaches her how to say “I got married” and compares some of the traditional elements of a Chinese wedding with a British, Swedish and Croatian ceremony. Lea describes how in Croatia, after the wedding ceremony is completed, if the groom goes out of the room then all the guys come to kiss the bride and when the bride leaves the room, all the girls line up to kiss the groom! ShaoLan also teaches some extra Chinese words that relate to marriage and weddings, including the word “to propose,” “to be engaged” and also how to give the right gift if you go to a Chinese wedding!
The Chinese word for marriage is 結婚/结婚. The first character 結/结 means “to tie a knot” while the second character is extremely interesting because it‘s left radical is the female radical and the right radical means “dusk.” Therefore the second character shows the ceremony that happens at “dusk” (as traditional Chinese weddings usually took places in the evening) and means “marriage.” Together these characters mean “marriage” 結婚/结婚.