In today’s blog, we will be learning the phrase
대청소를 하다 (to do spring-cleaning).
대 = big (coming from chinese character 한자 － 大)
청소 = to clean
집 = house/home
방 = room
책상 = table
설날 = Lunar new year
위해 = for
전통 = tradition
해야 하는것 =must-do
Here in Singapore, we have a big tradition to clean our houses before the Lunar New Year. It is said to be traditional for families to clean their houses and the areas surrounding before the start of the new year. The word ‘dust’ in Chinese is a homophone for ‘old’, thus cleaning the house is symbolic of driving away the bad luck of the previous year to allow for a new start.
What are the occasions you would do spring cleaning?
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