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Q: Is it normal that chinese people invite me to their home to drink if I just know them?

Or is it a local cantonese tradition?

2 years 35 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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They can't invite you, if they don't know you ...

 

Just swallow few raw eggs before you go, so you'll prepare a 'landing strip' in yer stomach for all these sweet baiju shoots.

 

Now, when you'll hear 'gambei' call, next time when is your turn to call, just say  'banzai' , instead.

 

 

Never mind for 'misspelling', remember you're drunk ... , and in case somebody gets upset, just ask for another bowl of mifan ...angel

 

 

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They can't invite you, if they don't know you ...

 

Just swallow few raw eggs before you go, so you'll prepare a 'landing strip' in yer stomach for all these sweet baiju shoots.

 

Now, when you'll hear 'gambei' call, next time when is your turn to call, just say  'banzai' , instead.

 

 

Never mind for 'misspelling', remember you're drunk ... , and in case somebody gets upset, just ask for another bowl of mifan ...angel

 

 

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Yes you should go. I've seen my great grandparents, grandparents, and parents doing it, I also attended a few myself.

If you wanna be absolutely safe, maybe bring another foreign friend or let your friends know where you're at?

For us Chinese, we usually take fruits, drinks or cooked poultry/beef/lamb to the host's home. Taking wines/flowers is not common but do what you like!

Maybe this is not just Cantonese, it's ALL of China. 

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