Forced Marriage 逼婚 (bī hūn)

Every year around Chinese New Year, many Chinese prepare to head home for China’s most important festival.But many of the younger generation dread facing family confrontations about their love life. For those who are singles, going home means they will either arrange blind dates for you or you get scolded.”


每年快到春节的时候,许多华人都在准备回乡过春节,去度过这一中国人最重要的节日。但很多的年轻一代很怕面对家长对自己恋爱生活的质询。对于那些还是单身的人来说,回家就意味着要么被家长安排去相亲,要么就是挨骂。


měi nián kuài dào chūn jiē de shí hòu ,xǔ duō huá rén dōu zài zhǔn bèi huí xiāng guò chūn jiē ,qù dù guò zhè yī zhōng guó rén zuì zhòng yào de jiē rì 。dàn hěn duō de nián qīng yī dài hěn pà miàn duì jiā zhǎng duì zì jǐ liàn ài shēng huó de zhì xún 。duì yú nà xiē hái shì dān shēn de rén lái shuō ,huí jiā jiù yì wèi zhe yào me bèi jiā zhǎng ān pái qù xiàng qīn ,yào me jiù shì āi mà 。


On the online Chinese forum Tianya.cn, a single man asked for advice on facing his family. There start to come up with a new business method for those who can’t handle the pressure of nagging parents : renting boyfriends or girlfriends for the day through China’s online shopping giant, Taobao.com. Rental counterfeit boyfriends or girlfriends come with services such as meeting the parents, shopping and watching movies. One customer left a satisfied review for her purchase.


在中国的天涯论坛里,一位单身男子发贴寻求面对家人逼婚的对策。于是对于那些忍受不了家人唠叨的话的人们出现了一种新商业方法:去中国网购巨头淘宝网上去租个男友回家过年。租借假装男友的服务包括见家长,陪逛街和看电影。还有一位顾客在租借后给店家留下了满意的评论。


zài zhōng guó de tiān yá lùn tán lǐ ,yī wèi dān shēn nán zǐ fā tiē xún qiú miàn duì jiā rén bī hūn de duì cè 。yú shì duì yú nà xiē rěn shòu bú Le jiā rén lào dāo de huà de rén men chū xiàn Le yī zhǒng xīn shāng yè fāng fǎ :qù zhōng guó wǎng gòu jù tóu táo bǎo wǎng shàng qù zū gè nán yǒu huí jiā guò nián 。zū jiè jiǎ zhuāng nán yǒu de fú wù bāo kuò jiàn jiā zhǎng ,péi guàng jiē hé kàn diàn yǐng 。hái yǒu yī wèi gù kè zài zū jiè hòu gěi diàn jiā liú xià Le mǎn yì de píng lùn 。

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