#48 - 대청소를 하다

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

깨끗하다 =clean

더렵다 =dirty

깔끔하다 =tidy

지저분하다 =messy

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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