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Hi, everybody! In this lesson, you'll learn some important phrases for Christmas in Hong Kong and some valuable cultural tips.
In Cantonese, Christmas is called...
[slowly] 聖誕節
In Hong Kong, Christmas is celebrated very festively.
On Christmas day, the atmosphere is joyful, with an emphasis on partying and exchanging gifts. It's a time for family and friends to connect and have fun together.
On 聖誕節, or "Christmas Day," people in Hong Kong greet each other by saying 聖誕快樂!
(slow) 聖誕快樂!
It means "Merry Christmas!"
When you meet someone on Christmas day, be sure to greet them with this phrase.
People in Hong Kong celebrate the holiday with their own special events and customs. The most popular food to eat on Christmas is...
(slow) 焗火雞
It means "roasted turkey."
The locals make an effort to eat in restaurants on Christmas.
They make reservations well ahead of time for a special day out. Traditional meals and other Christmas foods are served to cater to many tastes over this festive period.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what you've learned. Listen to the words and repeat after me.
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"Merry Christmas"
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"roasted turkey"
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Well done! [pause] Here's a fun fact! How much do you think does a Christmas dinner costs in Hong Kong?
The average cost of a Christmas dinner at a hotel in Hong Kong is 650 Hong Kong dollars per person, which is roughly 85 US dollars. Is that expensive or cheap compared to prices in your country?
You just learned about how Hong Kong people celebrate Christmas and some important facts about the holiday.
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See you soon! Do1 ze6 sau1 tai2, haa6 ci3 gin3!