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Hi, everybody!
Do you know what monsters people from Hong Kong are scared of? In this lesson, you'll learn about three scary monsters in Hong Kong.
Let’s start with the most popular monster.
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It's known as the Chinese zombie.
Chinese zombies are stiff corpses dressed in Qing Dynasty official uniforms. They move around by hopping with both arms stretched out. Chinese zombies kill people by absorbing their life force, Qi. One can become undetectable to the zombies by holding their breath.
That sounds pretty scary, right?
You might have heard about the next monster. The next one is...
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It's known as the female ghost dressed in white or red.
The female ghosts are restless females who got killed or committed suicide because of injustice against them. They return as horrible ghosts to seek revenge.
Okay. Here's the last monster.
[slowly] 妖怪
Have you heard of this next one? This is simply known as the demon.
The demons are malevolent animal spirits or fallen celestial beings.
Having acquired magical powers, a demon's aim is to gain immortality and become a god. They are capable of unspeakable cruelty and have remarkable power.
Let's wrap up this lesson by recapping what we've learned. Listen to the names of each monster and repeat after me.
Chinese zombies
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A female ghost dressed in a white or red outfit
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* beep
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* beep
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Well done! [pause]
Did you know there is a similar holiday to Halloween in Hong Kong?
There is a Chinese festival similar to Halloween. The Ghost Month, which is the 7th month on the Chinese Lunar Calendar is also an occasion for honoring the souls of the departed with rituals and gifts.
You just learned about three scary monsters in Hong Kong and a cultural fact about Halloween in Hong Kong.
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I'll see you next time. Do1 ze6 sau1 tai2, haa6 ci3 gin3!